Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor

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Marcus Aurelius - the last of Rome's 'five good emperors' - is the one great figure of antiquity who still speaks to us today, nearly 2,000 years after his death. We may thrill to the exploits of Alexander the Great, Hannibal or Julius Caesar but the only voice from the Greco-Roman world that still seems to have contemporary relevance is that of the man who ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD. Singled out by Hadrian as a future emperor Marcus was educated by some of the greatest scholars of his day. His correspondence with his Latin teacher Fronto provides many insights into his emerging character and his growing interest in philosophy. When he assumed the throne he issued numerous reforms favouring the less privileged, while the status of Christians remained unchanged: they were legally punishable and were subject to persecution. Marcus fought the Parthians in the East, the German tribes in the North but finally succumbed to a plague which, for much of his reign, swept through the Empire. His Meditations, written while he was campaigning between 170 and 180, has been called the 'gospel of his life' and compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount. A guide to how we should live, it holds out the prospect of spirituality for atheists, happiness without heaven, and morality without religion. It remains one of the most widely-read books from the Classical world. Marcus' reign foreshadowed the eventual decline and fall of the Roman Empire, though his life itself represents the fulfilment of Plato's famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers and rulers philosophers. Marcus Aurelius, based on all available original sources as well as secondary scholarship in five languages, promises to be the definitive and most vivid biography to date of this monumental historical figure.

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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002770674

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Descrizione libro The Bodley Head Ltd, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Codice libro della libreria ABE-15283934398

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Descrizione libro Bodley Head, London,United Kingdom, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Marcus Aurelius - the last of Rome's 'five good emperors' - is the one great figure of antiquity who still speaks to us today, nearly 2,000 years after his death. We may thrill to the exploits of Alexander the Great, Hannibal or Julius Caesar but the only voice from the Greco-Roman world that still seems to have contemporary relevance is that of the man who ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD. Singled out by Hadrian as a future emperor Marcus was educated by some of the greatest scholars of his day. His correspondence with his Latin teacher Fronto provides many insights into his emerging character and his growing interest in philosophy. When he assumed the throne he issued numerous reforms favouring the less privileged, while the status of Christians remained unchanged: they were legally punishable and were subject to persecution. Marcus fought the Parthians in the East, the German tribes in the North but finally succumbed to a plague which, for much of his reign, swept through the Empire. His Meditations, written while he was campaigning between 170 and 180, has been called the 'gospel of his life' and compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount. A guide to how we should live, it holds out the prospect of spirituality for atheists, happiness without heaven, and morality without religion. It remains one of the most widely-read books from the Classical world. Marcus' reign foreshadowed the eventual decline and fall of the Roman Empire, though his life itself represents the fulfilment of Plato's famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers and rulers philosophers. Marcus Aurelius, based on all available original sources as well as secondary scholarship in five languages, promises to be the definitive and most vivid biography to date of this monumental historical figure. Illustrated with maps and sixteen pages of plates in black and white. Codice libro della libreria 002148

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Descrizione libro London, United Kingdom: RHCB, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. Codice libro della libreria M0007

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Descrizione libro The Bodley Head Ltd, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Signed by author Frank McLynn on the title page. Text is unmarked; pages are bright. Binding is tight and square. Dust jacket is ever so slightly edgeworn. 684pp. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 054914

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Descrizione libro Bodley Head. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2731165246

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