Meditations, the personal notes by Marcus Aurelius and a modern translation, and with an introduction, by Gregory Hays. This translation by Robin Hard brings out the eloquence and universality of Marcus Aurelius’ thoughts. It’s tricky because there as far as I’m aware there are no audiobook versions available of the Hard or Hays translations, although there may eventually by one for my version of the Long translation. If you believe you could die today, Aurelius believed you'd be much more likely to express yourself fully and to avoid saying anything which was dishonest or which would cause you to feel regret later. A selection of Marcus Aurelius’ correspondence with his tutor Fronto broadens our picture of the emperor as a person and thinker. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Meditations: with selected correspondence (Oxford World's Classics). (Goodreads). I personally find that the language resonates with me, and I find the endnotes extremely helpful. I was commissioned to update the much-loved translation first published by English classical scholar George Long in 1862, and turn it into plain English based on a close reading of the original Greek and comparison with more recent translations. “Stop trying to make something of it, and you will rid yourself of the notion, ‘I’ve been wronged.’ Overcome your hurt feelings or injured pride in this way, and you will get rid of the wrong itself.”. The Meditations has been divided into the following sections: . Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The Meditations By Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E. The prose is rendered in modern American English – clearly delivered and designed to present Marcus Aurelius to a contemporary audience. This is the only hardback of the three. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Book Summary) My overall impression of this classic is that it is overrated. 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. Often spurning the extremes of good and evil, Aurelius champions rationality and calm over all else. Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. According to a review by Penguin Random House, this “remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written.”. Download: A text-only version is available for download. Free UK delivery on eligible orders. In this article, we will focus on translations of Meditations that are available to the wider public, specifically to those who are new to philosophy. Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. One of the questions people ask me most often is: “Which edition of The Meditations would it be best for me to read first?” There are many translations of Marcus Aurelius available. The introduction and notes by Christopher Gill place Meditations firmly in its ancient philosophical context. 9. His work is filled with insight into his philosophy, along with his observations on human behavior, and guidance on how readers can improve themselves. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor AD 161-180, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. “MY FIRST TEACHER: Not to support this side or that in chariot-racing, this fighter or that in the games. ISBN: 0199573204. Book One [28k] Book Two [24k] Book Three [28k] Book Four [39k]: Book Five [38k] Book Six [40k] Book Seven [39k] Book Eight [40k]: Book Nine [38k] Book Ten [39k] Book Eleven [35k] Book Twelve [25k] Meditations: With Selected Correspondence (2011) is by Robin Hard, with an introduction and commentary by Christopher Gill, professor emeritus of ancient thought at the University of Exeter, and is published by Oxford University Press. The best Meditations translation is by Gregory Hays. About Meditations. Hays’ translation is eloquently written so that the text is highly accessible to philosophers and ordinary readers alike. In a translation that engages the reader, Mediationsexpands the Stoic philosophical movement that Aurelius held closely to his heart. Robin Hard this recent one recorded by Shane Stott called Meditations Made.... English – clearly delivered and designed to present Marcus Aurelius ( book Summary ) my overall impression of this is. 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