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Meditations Paperback – 24 May 2006
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Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation, in developing his beliefs Marcus also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy- a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and ordinary readers for almost two thousand years.
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Marcus is well served by this new translation. Hammond has a pithy turn of phrase to match the emperor's own . . . His notes abound in helpful explanation and illuminating cross-reference. Diskin Clay contributes a sparkling and sympathetic introduction. The combination of introduction, translation and notes is as good as they get -- John Taylor ― Journal of Classics Teaching
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In Gregory Hays's new translation--the first in a generation--Marcus's thoughts speak with a new immediacy: never before have they been so directly and powerfully presented.
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- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (24 May 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0140449337
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140449334
- Dimensions : 12.95 x 2.03 x 19.56 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This Penguin Classics translation by Martin Hammond is very good.
As far as being "able to change your mindset" is concerned, I believe that the ideas written here can influence the outlook on many aspects of one's life, especially if they are already thinking along similar lines.
If you are interested in learning about Stoicism, this is a great place to start.
Often times its our judgements about things that cause us pain and distress. Remove the judgement and you are no longer harmed. Remove the thought "I am hurt" and the hurt itself is removed. Very difficult to implement but once you start you will see how much life is about adjusting how your 'directing mind' views things.
This book touches greatly on being of good virtue which comes down to your character and mindset. These are one of, if not the most immeasurable traits you have and you must refine them constantly in your pursuit of arete.
I could go on and on about this book but I only have so much characters for this short review.
Very insightful read and worth it. So many life lessons, wisdom, practical guidance and knowledge to be used in everyday life. You won't be disappointed with this timeless classic.