Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.
My Thoughts on Meditations
It’s so exhilarating to read a series of poems that were written by Emperor Marcus Aurelius some 2,000 years ago! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the insights provided by Marcus Aurelius, and I was so mesmerized by the fact that he is a firm adherent to the Stoic philosophy!
Acts 17:16 is where Paul first taught Christ , his death , and resurrection to the stoic’s during his passing and travel in Athens. Some of them stoics listened , and followed Christ and marveled at Paul’s teachings . Some mocked him and didn’t confess their accept to Jesus as lord. The stoics carried wisdom , but the Gospel brings the true revelation . Follow Christ and the teaching of Paul to the gentiles. Just as many stoics once had to make the decision to do as well .
These anecdotes of life are not pretentious nor fickle. Every page taught me something new!
Interesting...but now I know
Maybe it was the translation, I don’t know.🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️ Hoping for more insight, it is what it is.
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.
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
A must read for everyone. Knowledge that holds true today; classic.
Diamonds in the Rough
If you can bear the archaic language, you will enjoy this book. The best part is the appendix.
Victorian translation. Accurate, but sounds a bit stilted to a modern ear.