The communings with himself of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Emperor of Rome : together with his speeches and sayings

a revised text and a translation into English by C.R. Haines

Marcus Aurelius (121180 CE), Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, born at Rome, received training under his guardian and uncle emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138161), who adopted him. He was converted to Stoicism and henceforward studied and practised philosophy and law. A gentle man, he lived in agreement and collaboration with Antoninus Pius. He married Pius's daughter and succeeded him as emperor in March 161, sharing some of the burdens with Lucius Verus. Marcus's reign soon saw fearful national disasters from flood, earthquakes, epidemics, threatened revolt (in Britain), a Parthian war, and pressure of barbarians north of the Alps. From 169 onwards he had to struggle hard against the German Quadi, Marcomani, Vandals, and others until success came in 174. In 175 (when Faustina died) he pacified affairs in Asia after a revolt by Avidius. War with Germans was renewed during which he caught some disease and died by the Danube in March 180. The famous "Meditations" of Marcus Aurelius (not his title; he simply calls them 'The matters addressed to himself') represents reflections written in periods of solitude during the emperor's military campaigns. Originally intended for his private guidance and self-admonition, the "Meditations" has endured as a potent expression of Stoic belief. It is a central text for students of Stoicism as well as a unique personal guide to the moral life.

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書名 The communings with himself of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Emperor of Rome : together with his speeches and sayings
著作者等 Haines, Charles Reginald
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Haines C.R.
書名別名 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
シリーズ名 The Loeb classical library
出版元 W. Heinemann;G.P. Putnam's Sons
刊行年月 1930
版表示 Repr. and rev. [ed.]
ページ数 xxxii, 415, 8 p.
大きさ 17 cm
ISBN 0434990582
0674990641
NCID BA09916616
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言語 英語
古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
原文言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
出版国 イギリス
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