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MARCUS AURELIUS A Life

McLynn, Frank

ISBN 10: 0306818302 / ISBN 13: 9780306818301
Editorial: Da Capo Press (A Member of Perseus Books Group), 2009
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Quarter bound in publisher's brown cloth over cream boards, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with Maps and 31 B&W Photographs. Includes Bibliography, extensive Notes and detailed Index. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition. AS NEW/AS NEW. B&W Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xvii, (ii), 684 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 6968

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Título: MARCUS AURELIUS A Life

Editorial: Da Capo Press (A Member of Perseus Books Group)

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition Thus. First Printing.

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Marcus Aurelius (121–180 AD) is one of the great figures of antiquity who still speaks to us today, more than two thousand years after his death. His Meditations has been compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount. A guide to how we should live, it remains one of the most widely read books from the classical world.

But Marcus Aurelius was much more than a philosopher. As emperor he stabilized the empire, issued numerous reform edicts, and defended the borders with success. His life itself represented the fulfillment of Plato's famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers and rulers philosophers.

Frank McLynn's Marcus Aurelius, based on all available original sources, is the definitive and most vivid biography to date of this monumental historical figure.

About the Author:

Frank McLynn is the author of many critically acclaimed biographies, including Richard & John and Napoleon. He has been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and lives in England.

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