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100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts
100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts
100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts
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100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts

Written by Marcus Aurelius

Narrated by Katie Haigh

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While serving as Emperor, Aurelius wrote a series of notes and observations, following his quest for self-improvement. ‘100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts’ cherry-picks the most insightful musings from this inspiring leader. While many of his thoughts are rooted in Stoicism, readers may find themselves surprised at how many of his ideas are as relevant today as they were at the height of the Roman Empire. A thought-provoking book, ‘100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts’ is perfect for dipping in and out of.Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121 – 180) was born in Rome, and eventually went on to become its emperor. Raised by his paternal grandfather and his mother, Aurelius succeeded his uncle, Antoninus Pius, to rule over the Roman Empire. While at school, he was introduced to the philosophical practice of Stoicism, which promotes logic, perception, true knowledge, and self-control as the key factors to a fulfilled life. Aurelius embraced Stoicism to the full, even going as far as refusing to sleep in a bed.Whilst ruling as Emperor, Aurelius penned his thoughts and observations on the use and abuse of power. The resulting ‘Meditations’ is considered to be one of the most important books of all time, giving an insight into the challenges faced by even the mightiest of rulers.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGA Egmont
Release dateJun 9, 2022
ISBN9782821107380
100 Quotes by Marcus Aurelius: Great Philosophers & Their Inspiring Thoughts
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Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD. Born to an upper-class Roman family in 121, Aurelius was adopted by his uncle, the emperor Antoninus Pius, in 138. Aurelius studied Greek and Latin literature, philosophy, and law, and was especially influenced by the Stoic thinker Epictetus. After Pius’s death, Aurelius succeeded the throne alongside his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus. His reign was marked by plague, numerous military conflicts, and the deaths of friends and family—including Lucius Verus in 169. Despite these struggles, the Empire flourished under Marcus’s rule as the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an era from 27 to 180 of relative peace and prosperity for the Roman Empire. Aurelius wrote his Meditations as spiritual exercises never intended for publication, and died at fifty-eight while on campaign against the Germanic tribes.

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