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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent accompaniment to Marcus Aurelius Meditations, 13 April 2009
This review is from: The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (Paperback)
I came to this book seeking further understanding of Marcus' reflections and was not dissappointed. Not only did M.Hadot provide detailed and thought provoking interpretive comment but also set the "Meditations" in the various contexts of Stoic discourse, Greco-Roman philosophy, the history of the time and Marcus' own life. The role of such a treatise is to provide additional value to to the work on which it reflects and M.Hadot does this admirably. His work manifests exceptional sensitivity to and knowledge of his subject as well as, in my opinion, a clarity that only comes with maturity. The book requires and rewards effort and concentration but will not tolerate superficial reading, I re-read Staniforth's translation of Aurelius as a parallel text guided by the references in Hadot and found the comparison of interpretation most rewardng. Thank you so much for sharing your understanding M.Hadot
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book - misleading title!, 13 Jan. 2010
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This review is from: The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (Paperback)
This is certainly a very good book. The author is very thorough and backs up his opinions very well. However I was expecting the book to include a translation of the Meditations. It doesn't, it's just a book about the Meditations. It's an understandable mistake to make, in my opinion, because the title of the book is The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
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The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Pierre Hadot (Paperback - 2 Nov. 2001)
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