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Marcus Aurelius's classic work Meditations is presented in a handsome hardback edition featuring gold embossing and gilded page edges.Meditations is a collection of personal writings and spiritual reflections by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, translated by eminent Classical scholar George Long. His thoughts on how to lead a virtuous life, the importance of tranquillity and his ideas on how to reconcile the challenges of public and private life have become one of the world's most important books. Meditations is a classic work of Stoic philosophy, emphasizing the need for inner peace and moral certainty in the face of the chaos and suffering encountered in life. As well as an intriguing philosophical text, it provides a fascinating insight into ancient Roman life. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Ornate Classics are beautifully bound editions of iconic literary works across history. These compact, foil-embossed hardbacks are printed using deluxe ivory paper and make the perfect gift.
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Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor between 161 and 180AD. He was a leading practitioner of the Stoic philosophy. During his reign, he defeated the rise of the Parthian Empire in the east and put down rebellions by the Germanic tribes. His personal life was simple and contented after his marriage to the Emperor Hadrian's daughter in 145AD, and he was able to devote much of his time to his scholarly work. George Long (1800-1879) was an English classical scholar. He took professorships at many prestigious universities, including Professor of Ancient Languages at University of Virginia, and Professor of Greek at University College London. He is best remembered as the editor of the famous Bibliotheca Classica series - the first serious attempt to produce scholarly editions of classical texts with English commentaries.