Meditations

Meditations

eBook - 1800
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Dive into a collection of thought-provoking essays from one of the most remarkable figures in history, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius lays out his personal philosophy of stoicism, which involves honing one's discipline and eschewing base or excessive sensual pleasures. A must-read for fans of ancient history and philosophy.
Publisher: Auckland : Floating Press, 1800.
ISBN: 9781775451938
1775451933
Characteristics: 1 online resource (222 pages)
Additional Contributors: Casaubon, Meric

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Oct 24, 2019

I listened to the downloadable audio book, 2010.
I forced myself through half of it before the nausea overtook.
Arrogant, condescending reader,
Arrogant, condescending philosopher,
arrogant, condescending translation.
Ancient Greek written by an ancient Roman does NOT have to translated into archaic English. “Thou wilt” and “shouldst” and “hast” and thee and thou - for pete sake,
A Roman emperor who discourses on equality and how to treat slaves has a real cognitive dissonance problem.
The reader’s voice is disgustingly condescending; I guess she is trying to speak as she imagines a Roman emperor would speak to his slaves, wives and concubines.

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