How to live a better life. One of the most important books on Western philosophy – a powerful and inspirational guide for the complicated world of today
’Refreshing and restorative’ GUARDIAN
’An ancient work of spiritual reflection which remains a powerful reminder of how we could live a more dignified life by avoiding deceit, vanity and greed’ OK MAGAZINE
Few ancient works have been as influential as the MEDITATIONS of Marcus Aurelius. Filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behaviour, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice – on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others – have made the MEDITATIONS required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style.
In Gregory Hays’s translation Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented.