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Book Title: Happiness: How to Achieve It (Illuminations)|
The author of the book: Marcus Aurelius
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 570 KB
Edition: Profile Books Ltd
Date of issue: October 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9781861973672
Read full description of the books Happiness: How to Achieve It (Illuminations):Happiness by Marcus Aurelius encapsulates the thinking of a time-honoured expert. Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from AD 161 until his death in AD 180, was patient, forgiving and peaceful by nature, but was forced to spend much of his reign at war. As a relief from his responsibilities, he wrote the Meditations to show how the moral life leads to tranquillity. With an introduction outlining his life and achievements, this entertaining selection of extracts presents his wisdom in an easily digestible form. Happiness will inform, delight and stimulate. In the quest for understanding and mastery of happiness, Marcus Aurelius is acknowledged as the supreme guide. 'As often as you see any man or woman do anything, say unto yourself: what is this person's underlying purpose in this action? But begin this course with yourself first of all and diligently examine yourself concerning whatsoever you do.'
Read information about the authorMarcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (often referred to as "the wise") was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to his death in 180. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the more important Stoic philosophers. His two decades as emperor were marked by near continual warfare. He was faced with a series of invasions from German tribes, and by conflicts with the Parthian Empire in the east. His reign also had to deal with an internal revolt in the east, led by Avidius Cassius.
Marcus Aurelius' work Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty and has been praised for its "exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness."
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