By Marcus Aurelius
This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone version offers a stunningly proper and trustworthy translation of the strategies and aphorisms of the Stoic thinker and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, correctly putting the philosopher-king's writings in the vein of the world's nice non secular and moral traditions.
The overdue vintage international possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His inner most meditations on what constitutes a very good lifestyles have withstood the centuries and succeed in us this present day with an identical penetrating readability and shining gentle because the phrases of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau.
during this impressive new translation, bestselling non secular thinker Jacob Needleman and classics student John P. Piazza have retained the intensity of Marcus's standpoint on existence. they've got rigorously chosen and faithfully rendered these passages that make clear Marcus's function as a person who stood in the nice spiritual and moral traditions that stretch all through each tradition in human background. The voice that emerges from their translation is a common one, both recognizable to scholars of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to someone who in actual fact searches for how of which means in modern lifestyles.