We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Essential Marcus Aurelius by Jacob Needleman

This inaugural - and all new - Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

Buy Essential Marcus Aurelius by Jacob Needleman from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781585426171
ISBN-10: 1585426172
Format: Paperback / softback
(182mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Jeremy P Tarcher
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Essential Marcus Aurelius by Jacob Needleman

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Essential Marcus Aurelius book by Jacob Needleman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Jacob Needleman

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death in 180. He was the last of the 'Five Good Emperors' and is, also, considered one of the most important stoic philosophers. Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the former director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.