The emperor's handbook

a new translation of The meditations

Hardcover, 148 pages

English language

Published Aug. 9, 2002 by Scribner.


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Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D., Marcus Aurelius is considered one of history's "philosopher kings," and his Meditations were perhaps his most lasting legacy. Never meant to be published, Marcus' writings on Stoicism, life, and leadership were the personal notes he used to make sense of the world. They remain a wonderful insight into the mind of a man who ruled history's most revered empire at the age of 40 and provide remarkably practical advice for everyday life (from John Coleman, HBR Blog Network)

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  • Ethics
  • Stoics
  • Life