Meditations - Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius


By Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius

  • Release Date: 2008-12-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
Score: 4
From 379 Ratings


Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.


  • User

    By ghkk6800
  • It is by far the most peaceful and beautiful book I’ve ever read.

    By Ghosty2552
    I liked the fact that i am currently in this mindset, i kind of understand most of it and that it is all about being peaceful both inside and outside.
  • Gigachad

    By deez NJ utzzz
    Marcus Aurelius tells us how to live a life of value that will bring you happiness,success,virtue and respect, through the stoic lense. A masterclass on how to live your life.
  • Life changing

    By NikolaiDaconqueror
    Incredible work of the stoic ideal.
  • Typos Typos Typos

    By Hapihamr Biga
    I started this read and am abandoning it before I have even completed the introduction. The typos are terrible. Don’t bother with this one.
  • Positive reflections

    By zamar blvd.
    His meditations give intimate descriptions of the common theories of life,-religious outlook- yet still offer usefulness for reflection and ultimately, application. (Moral philosophy)
  • Life as is supposed to be lived

    By SharkAttackz
    A must read for everyone. Knowledge that holds true today; classic.
  • Diamonds in the Rough

    By Schoolbreeze
    If you can bear the archaic language, you will enjoy this book. The best part is the appendix.
  • Victorian translation.

    By Alberic6
    Victorian translation. Accurate, but sounds a bit stilted to a modern ear.
  • Demonstrating the need for a modern translation

    By chriswjohnson
    It is a fine service that this translation has been made freely available. For myself, however, I find it an unsatisfactory translation, because the translator insists on using antique phrasings in the style of the King James Bible. Perhaps this was an effort to dignify and honor Aurelius' work, but Aurelius' thoughts need no such assistance, and are harmed by the artificial patina of age applied here, and the air of pontification it creates. Instead, his thoughts require only the clearest possible translation into modern English. That done, they speak for themselves and unpretentiously make their own dignity. Unwittingly, in my view, this translation deprives Aurelius' thoughts of their natural dignity, forthrightness, and ability to speak directly to the reader across the millennia, by inserting the barrier of a pulpit between Aurelius and his reader.