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5.0 out of 5 stars Review, 19 Dec 2007
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D. J. Passmore "The frog" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Meditations (Everyman's Library Classics) (Hardcover)
I came to my copy of this book after a long search, and after having turned down several other translations and editions as being less than satisfactory. This edition has the following to commend it to the reader. First, the translation reads well. Second, the footnotes by Mr Farquharson are a model of painstaking scholarship, setting out detailed background, references, and explanations for the ideas presented by Marcus Aurelius, although the reader to whom they are aimed is likely to be a scholar rather than a novice. Third, the book has a proper sewn hard-back cloth binding and paper of a good quality, which is vital for a book to which the reader may wish to refer again and again. Fourth, the type in which the book is set is good, and clear. The work itself, as a rare survivor from the ancient world, is of great interest for the insight it gives into the mind of the author, who was Emperor of Rome. We must be grateful not just to the translator and publisher for making an effort to produce the book, but also to those who ensured the survival of a manuscript into the modern era which made this and all other modern editions possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!, 14 Sep 2013
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A must for any lover of Roman history and philosophy!!! Having read it in Greek it has some translation faults, but overall great book!!
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