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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are treasured today--as they have been over the centuries--as an inexhaustible source of wisdom. And as one of the three most important expressions of Stoicism, this is an essential text for everyone interested in ancient religion and philosophy. Yet the clarity and ease of the work's style are deceptive. Pierre Hadot, eminent historian o ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 25th 1998 by Harvard University Press (first published 1992)
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Brian
I love Aurelius. This is a pretty good explanation of how he rolls.
Les Johnson
This is an outstanding piece of scholarship; both in the original and the translation. A must read.
Nick Short
A marvel. True scholarship.

With precise seriousness and full of the kindest of feelings for his readers, Pierre Hadot offers his authority on perhaps the most remarkable book in existance, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus's Meditations.
Colin
An absolutely brilliant exploration of the thought of Marcus Aurelius and his writings on Stoicism. A must-read for any scholarly Stoic, in my opinion (that is, if the more cerebral aspects, including linguistic and such, appeal to you).
Timothy Kestrel
If my house was on fire and I had time to grab just one thing before I rushed out, it would be this book.
Anthony Antolic
It fine for a text book.
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Pierre Hadot (né à Paris, le 21 février 1922 - mort à Orsay, le 25 avril 2010) est un philosophe, historien et philologue français, spécialiste de l'antiquité, profond connaisseur de la période hellénistique et en particulier du néoplatonisme et de Plotin. Pierre Hadot est l'auteur d'une œuvre développée notamment autour de la notion d'exercice spirituel et de philosophie comme manière de vivre.

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