The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

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Author  R. B. Rutherford
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   August 15, 1991
ISBN  0198147554
Pages  304

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This study is designed to make the Meditations more accessible to the modern reader. Rutherford carefully explains the historical and philosophical background, charts the main themes and tendencies of Marcus's thought, and relates stylistic detail to the intellectual and moral outlook of the author. His goal is to define Marcus's aims, attitudes, and styles more precisely and restore his work to the position it held in the past, that of a spiritual classic which can be read and enjoyed by people who are not professional scholars.

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