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    The correspondence of Marcus Cornelius Fronto with Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Lucius Verus, Antoninus Pius, and various friends

    The correspondence of Marcus Cornelius Fronto with Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Lucius Verus, Antoninus Pius, and various friends PDF book (1920) The literary remains of the rhetorician MARCUS CORNELIUS FRONTO (c. a.d. 100-176) first came to light in 181 5, when Cardinal Mai, then prefect of the Ambrosian Library in Milan, discovered that beneath an account of the Acts of the First Council of Chalcedon in 451 had originally been written a copy of the correspondence between Fronto and members of the imperial family, including no less than three who were to wear the purple. The letters possess an extraordinary fascination as giving an authentic record of the relationship between the…

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    Free Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations PDF books by Different Translators to choose from

    Free Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations PDF books by Different Translators to choose from The meditations of Marcus Aurelius is one of the best books I have read in my life. it is maybe the best self-help book you will read. Marcus Aurelius wrote this book to himself and never intended to make it published. the book did not have a certain name. some translators called it the cumming of Marcus Aurelius, others called it thoughts of Marcus Aurelius and finally the meditations. the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius contains 12 short books. my favorite book number 10 and 11. I collected free books of Marcus Aurelius Meditations by Different Translators. All the…

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    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to himself (1912) PDF book Translated by Gerald Rendal

    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to himself Translated by Gerald Rendal Free PDF book – the meditations Excerpt from the Translator’s introduction: IN 1898 I published an English rendering of the Twelve Books of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself, prefacing it with an Introductory Study of Stoicism, and of the inner life and thoughts of the Emperor himself. In the present volume, intended for the reader rather than the student, I have revised and in some measure simplified the translation, and in the Introduction have set down only what seemed essential for an intelligent understanding of the Thoughts. For fuller treatment and explanation I may refer to the larger volume. Since its publication,…

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    Meditations of Marcus Aurelius free PDF book Translated by John Jackson (1906 )

    Download Meditations of Marcus Aurelius free PDF book  Translated by John Jackson (1906 ) Not George Long this time 🙂Excerpt from the author introduction: In the year A.D. 135 Emperor Hadrian adopted as his son and successor Lucius Ceionius Commodus, who bore also the names of Aurelius and of Annius Verus. Roman nobles of this time often boasted a long string of family appellations. As a rule, only two of these were employed, but the same individual might use a different pair at different times, or the son, for distinction s sake, might use one pair, while his father had used another. Partly for this reason, partly because his pedigree…

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    Sonnets from Marcus Aurelius by James Vila Blake PDF book

    Download Sonnets from Marcus Aurelius by James Vila Blake ( Translated Meditations into Sonnets) PDF book The Author, in this book, translated some Greek text of the meditations to sonnets so it can be easier to remember /the book contains Greek and the English Sonnets When I had read the book of Marcus Aurelius many times and was reading it after a long interval once again, which was also in company and aloud, I noticed the worthy matter for poetic treatment presented by the great Emperor’s noblest and most characteristic sayings. I marked such passages, and they remained for many years marked and no more.  Then I remembered them, recurred…

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    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Free PDF book Translated by George Long (1893)

    Download PDF eBook: Meditations of Marcus Aurelius  Translated By George Long  from the introductionIt was the doctrine of Marcus Aurelius that most of the ills of life come to us from our own imagination, that it was not in the power of others seriously to interfere with the calm, temperate life of an individual, and that when a fellow being did anything to us that seemed unjust he was acting in ignorance, and that instead of stirring up anger within us it should stir our pity for him.  Oftentimes by careful self-examination, we should find that the fault was more our own than that of our fellow, and our sufferings…

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    The meditations of Marcus Aurelius 1887 : Jeremy Collier Translation Free PDF eBook

    Download the meditations of Marcus Aurelius: Jeremy Collier Translation Free PDF eBook From the translator’s introduction: Until philosophers are kings, and the princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, cities will never cease from ill — no, nor the human race, as I believe — and then only will our state have a possibility of life, and see the light of day.” “The truth is, that the state in which the rulers are most reluctant to govern is best and most quietly governed, and the state in which they are most willing is the worst.” Thus writes Plato…

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    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (1900) PDF book Translated by Meric Casaubon

    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Translated by Meric Casaubon  (1900) Free PDF book Meric Casaubon, son of Isaac Casaubon, was a French-English classical scholar. He was the first to translate Meditations by Marcus Aurelius into English. Marcus Aurelius was born on April 26, a.d. 121. His real name was M, Annius Verus, and he was sprung of a noble family that claimed descent from Numa, second King of Rome. Thus the most religious of emperors came of the blood of the most pious of early kings. His father, Annius Verus, had held high office in Rome, and his grandfather, of the same name, had been thrice Consul. Both his parents…