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  • Auteur: Marcus Aurelius
  • Editeur: Modern Library (14 mai 2002)
  • Pages: ‎ 240 pages
  • Langue: Français

Description du livre Meditations: A New Translation (2022):

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago.

In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented.

With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.


Compared to the previous translations, this is accessible, clear, well written. A testimony to my enthusiasm is the fact that I have already ordered six or seven copies for friends and family, and I expect more orders as I meet people that are deserving of such simple profundity. This is a book that I would very much have appreciated receiving a much younger stage of my life, but no doubt I would not have understood it well enough to realise its depth and more importantly, how utterly useful it is. The advice and wisdom contained in this book is so eternal and universal that it should be compulsory reading for everybody. However, it does take a bit of clarity of mind and experience to appreciate the sagacity of Marcus Aurelius’ words, and so perhaps one needs to be not so young - or maybe an open mind will suffice - in order to understand the true value of his thoughts.