The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: A Study
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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: A Study

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ISBN-13:
9780198147558
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.1991
Seiten:
304
Autor:
R. B. Rutherford
Gewicht:
362 g
Format:
216x139x25 mm
Serie:
Oxford Classical Monographs (P
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This study seeks to make the "Meditations" more approachable to the modern reader by explaining their historical and philosophical background, charting the main currents of Marcus Aurelius' thought, and relating stylistic detail to his intellectual and moral outlook.
Abbreviated titles for works of reference; other conventions; Marcus Aurelius: A biographical note; The form and functions of the Meditations; The first book: Literary and cultural background; The first book: An ethical self-portrait; Aspects of style and thought; Marcus Aurelius and the supernatural; Life and death in the religion of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius; Envoi.
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.