The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

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HarperCollins, Jun 5, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
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Written as a personal diary for spiritual development, Marcus Aurelius's "meditations" were not meant for publication nor posterity, yet the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher has provided inspiration and guidance for more than eighteen centuries.  Now, after nearly two thousand years, Mark Forster has adapted the ideas and principles relevant to the Roman world of the second century and has made them accessible to the twenty-first-century reader.

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Review: The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

User Review  - Elizabeth Merchant - Goodreads

This book gives an overview of stoicism and then catalogues short-to-medium length quotes from the roman emperor's personal journals. So you're basically getting life advice from the philosopher king ... Read full review

Review: The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

User Review  - Don Healy - Goodreads

I had high expectations for this classic book and did get a few useful quotes from it, (eg "If it's not right, don't do it: If it's not true, don't say it. Keep your impulses in reserve."), but was generally underwhelmed. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Mark Forstater is a producer of films, television documentaries, audio tapes, and now books. His most famous film production is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. An American, he lives and works in London. He is married and has three daughters.

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