The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

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Coronet, 2000 - Meditations - 176 pages
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An inspirational modern-day interpretation of Marcus Aurelius' profound meditations

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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 (2000)

Mark Forstater is a producer of films and television documentaries. His most famous production is Monty Python and The Holy Grail. An American, he lives and works in London. He is married with three daughters.

Marcus Aurelius was Emperor of Rome from 161 AD until his death in 180, during which time he witnessed the gradual crumbling of the Roman frontiers, as well as famines and plagues. During the many years of war he turned more and more to the study of the Stoic philosophy, which he had followed since he was a young boy, and wrote a series of reflections now known as the Meditations

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