A Companion to Marcus Aurelius

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Marcel van Ackeren
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 2, 2012 - History - 600 pages
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A Companion to Marcus Aurelius presents the first comprehensive collection of essays to explore all essential facets relating to contemporary Marcus Aurelius studies.

  • First collection of its kind to commission new state-of-the-art scholarship on Marcus Aurelius
  • Features readings that cover all aspects of Marcus Aurelius, including source material, biographical information, and writings
  • Contributions from an international cast of top Aurelius scholars
  • Addresses evolving aspects of the reception of the Meditations
 

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Contents

Cassius Dio and the Historia Augusta
13
Archaeological Evidence of the Marcomannic Wars
29
The Meditations
45
Marcus Aurelius Letters
62
Epigraphic Records
77
Biography and Background
93
Cultural and Intellectual Background
110
Marcus Life as Emperor
155
Representation of Marcus Aurelius
305
The Form and Structure of the Meditations
317
Aspects of Orality in the Text of the Meditations
346
The Meditations as a Philosophical
362
Marcus and Previous Stoic Literature
382
Marcus Aurelius on Physics
396
Logic and the Meditations
408
Ethics
420

The Relation of Politics and Philosophy under
171
Administration and Jurisdiction in Rome
185
Religion in the Age of Marcus Aurelius
200
The Wars and Revolts
217
The Roman Empire after His Death
234
Material Forms of SelfRepresentation
249
The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius
264
Coins
278
A Short Introduction
294
Social Ethics and Politics
437
The Meditations and the Ancient Art of Living
453
The Self in the Meditations
465
The Reception of the PhilosopherKing
483
The Sanctification of Marcus Aurelius
497
Marcus Aurelius and Neostoicism in Early Modern
515
Marcus Aurelius in Contemporary Philosophy
532
Index
545
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About the author (2012)

Marcel van Ackeren is Professor at Cologne University. He is the author of Das Wissen vom Guten (2003), Heraklit (2005), Understanding Ancient Philosophy (with Jörn Müller, 2006), The Political Identity of the West: Platonism in the Dialogue of Cultures (edited with Orrin F. Summerell, 2006), and Die Philosophie Marc Aurels (2011).

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