It's a philosophy. Meditation: First and Last Step - From Understanding to Practice, The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual, How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I have no idea how this has gained any reviews more than one star - it is largely unreadable gibberish, and the word ‘software’ should definitely not be present! Meditations [Marcus Aurelius] on Amazon.com. While the 12 books Received a copy today and I am extremely disappointed in the lack of quality of the books appearance, the layout, and translation. Crazy Typos not even readable. The translation and the introduction are uncredited, so I don't even know ho to blame for the poor quality other than Black and White Classics. I'm not sure the person who translated it even speaks English. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). I will never do that again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2020, I have never encountered such a bad translation of Marcus Aurelius, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 21, 2016. Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2019. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius, Stoic Classics Collection: Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Epictetus's Enchiridion, Seneca's On The Happy Life, Meditations: The Philosophy Classic (Capstone Classics), Meditations (A Penguin Classics Hardcover). The editing was subpar and words do not even make sense. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please try again. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Very Tough to Read - Old style King James Version type language. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Exercises included! Please try your request again later. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. My assumption is that Black and White Classics found a British translation from the mid to late nineteenth century that was royalty free and could thereby be slapped into a book without having to pay anyone. Some of it was written while he was positioned at Aquincum on campaign in Pannonia, because internal notes tell us that the second book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova (modern-day Hron) and the third book was written at Carnuntum. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 19, 2018. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 Next. $17.42. This is a book you don't read in 4-5 hours cover to cover and move on. Stoic Classics Collection: Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Epictetus's Enchiridion, Seneca's On The Ha… Compare the translations of the first paragraph for example: Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2014, Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2017. Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2013. It is not. I cannot stress enough that the sagacity of this book is beyond what I have ever read. I reread passages, and am on chapter/book 3 right now. One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121–180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire. If you switch to the paperback, the cover shown is different, but you would assume that the translation is the same. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In the end I gave up and removed it from my device replacing it with a far better translation that did not even cost me anything. Stoic Classics Collection: Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Epictetus's Enchiridion, Seneca's On The Happy Life Marcus Aurelius. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, translated and introduced by Gregory Hays, by that standard, is very worthwhile, indeed. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This book has a lot of great content, looks interesting and I'm happy to own it. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I don't know who did the translation for this one but I found it very difficult to follow. Excellent Edition of the Greatest Text Ever Written, Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2016. Warning: paperpack is a completely bogus edition, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2020. Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018. Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. I will be looking for a new one ASAP. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D. 161, Aurelius found his reign beset by natural disasters and war. Basically, the lines run to deep into the center of each page, rendering it difficult to read the last few words of each line, it's a strain on the eyes. The kindle edition shows the (excellent) translation of G. Hays for the Modern Library. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 On top of the more expensive acquisition cost, Amazon does not return this version free, so it is costing me $5.99 to return a version that is not as nice. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Given the content and author, better get an old used published copy than this thing. It is not clear that he ever intended the writings to be published, so the title Meditations is but one of several commonly assigned to the collection. This edition is a very poor, low quality print. This should be a manual for every human's life. This is an extremely poor version of this book it is completely unreadable. Better versions available, No free returns, Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2018. Search for a recommended version. 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