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Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library) by [Aurelius, Marcus]
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"Here, for our age, is [Marcus' s] great work presented in its entirety, strongly introduced and freshly, elegantly translated." --Robert Fagles

One measure, perhaps, of a book's worth, is its intergenerational pliancy: do new readers acquire it and interpret it afresh down through the ages?


The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, translated and introduced by Gregory Hays, by that standard, is very worthwhile, indeed. Hays suggests that its most recent incarnation--as a self-help book--is not only valid, but may be close to the author's intent. The book, which Hays calls, fondly, a 'haphazard set of notes,' is indicative of the role of philosophy among the ancients in that it is 'expected to provide a 'design for living.'' 


And it does, both aphoristically ('Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what's left and live it properly.') and rhetorically ('What is it in ourselves that we should prize?'). Whether these, and other entries sound life-changing or like entries in a teenager's diary is up to the individual reader, as it should be. Hays's introduction, which sketches the life of Marcus Aurelius (emperor of Rome A.D. 161-180) as well as the basic tenets of stoicism, is accessible and jaunty. -- H. O'Billovich 

--This review refers to an earlier edition

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Offers a modern translation of the Roman philosopher's journal.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1535 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library (14 May 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC1JAI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 452 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,324 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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