Which version of meditations is best?

The best Meditations translation is by Gregory Hays. (Sign up for our free 7-day course on Stoicism to see our interview with Professor Hays). He writes in modern plain English and understands how to make Marcus’s words concise and fluid. It is highly recommended you first read the Hays translation.

Is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius public domain?

This work is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations of this work may be copyrighted.

How many pages is Marcus Aurelius meditations?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781800319721
Series: Legend Classics
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 84,580
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Why is Marcus Aurelius book called Meditations?

Meditations was created as a title for the book centuries later. There are actually several other titles for this book. “Meditation” means inner reflection or thought, and Aurelius book is a collection of inner reflections and thoughts. Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek, the lingua franca of the Eastern Roman Empire.

What is it in itself what is its nature?

Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek?

Should you read Meditations?

Yes, you should read it. Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations serves as both a compact treatise on living a happier, more virtuous life and an excellent introduction to Stoic philosophy.

How do you become a Stoic?

10 Mindsets that Cultivate Stoicism

  1. Be Kind.
  2. Be An Eternal Student.
  3. Say Only What Isn’t Better Left Unsaid.
  4. Don’t Get Disturbed and Buy Tranquility Instead.
  5. See the Opportunity in Challenging Situations.
  6. Choose Courage and Calm over Anger.
  7. Play Your Given Cards Well.
  8. Love Whatever Happens.