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By William O. Stephens

This publication is a transparent and concise advent to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. His one significant surviving paintings, usually titled 'meditations' yet actually translated easily as 'to himself', is a chain of brief, occasionally enigmatic reflections divided probably arbitrarily into twelve books and it appears written simply to be learn by way of him. For those purposes Marcus is a very tough philosopher to appreciate. His musings, framed as 'notes to self' or 'memoranda', are the exhortations of an earnest, conscientious Stoic pressured with the exhausting tasks of ruling a complete, enormous empire.
William O. Stephens lucidly sketches Marcus Aurelius' upbringing, family members kin, upward push to the throne, army campaigns, and legacy, situating his philosophy amidst his existence and occasions, explicating the standards shaping Marcus' philosophy, and clarifying key topics within the Memoranda. particularly designed to satisfy the desires of scholars looking a radical realizing of this key determine and his significant paintings, Marcus Aurelius: A advisor for the Perplexed is the best advisor for figuring out this Stoic writer - the single thinker who used to be additionally an emperor.

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