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Marcus Aurelius and the later Stoics

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Published by T. & T. Clark in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180.,
  • Stoics.

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Edition Notes

Statementby F. W. Bussell
SeriesThe world"s epoch-makers, World"s epoch-makers
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 302 p. ;
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24181947M

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  Marcus Aurelius (/ɔːˈriːliəs/ or /ɔːˈriːljəs/;[1] Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April - 17 March ) was a Roman emperor from to and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors (a term coined some 13 centuries later by Niccolò Machiavelli), and the last emperor of the Pax /5(79). Chrysippus, and still later by Panaetius and Posidonus. But though Chrysippus, for example, is said to have written books, practically nothing is extant by any of these philosophers except in second-hand accounts. Only three of the ancient Stoics, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, survive in complete books. In many important ways, the reflections of Marcus Aurelius () crystallize the philosophical wisdom of the Greco-Roman world. This little book was written as a diary to himself while emperor fighting a war out on the boarder of the Roman Empire and today this book is known to us as The Meditations. The Roman philosophers are not as well known or as highly regarded /5.   Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was one of the last Stoic philosophers and today is arguably the best known. Thanks to his personal writings that eventually became Meditations, Marcus left us with concrete exercises to put Stoicism into action.. My guest today explores this Stoic tradition and connects it with modern psychotherapy in his book How to Think Like a .