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Harvard Classics – The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

We have previously discussed both Marcus Aurelius and his work The Meditations to some extent, particularly as this pertained to Book 5.   This examination begins with Book 1. Please refer back to the prior post for the additional background information. … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Be like a rocky promontory against which the restless surf continually pounds; it stands fast while the churning sea is lulled to sleep at its feet. I hear you say, “How unlucky that this should happen to me!” Not at … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Golden Sayings of Epictetus – Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus are drawn from the teachings of the slave Epictetus by his pupil, Arrian, and published as Discourses  and Enchiridon.   The essential breakdown is that philosophy is a way of life not just a theory.  To be at … Continue reading

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