By Marcus Aurelius (Author)

Series Signature Gilded Editions


Pub Date 10/1/2024

ISBN 9781454957270

Format Hardcover


Discover Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations with this exquisite edition from Union Square & Co.’s Signature Gilded Editions series! The stunning Meditations special edition features sprayed edges, color end pages, a built-in ribbon bookmark, and embossed foil cover. The beautiful design and attention to detail set this special edition book apart, whether you’re reading for the first time or building a library of your favorite Stoic philosophy books.
Unhappy am I, because this has happened to me—Not so, but happy am I, though this has happened to me, because I continue free from pain, neither crushed by the present nor fearing the future. For such a thing as this might have happened to every man; but every man would not have continued free from pain on such an occasion. Why then is that rather a misfortune than this a good fortune?
—Book IV, 49

Meditations is a collection of personal writings, ruminations, and reflections by the second-century Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, composed during his reign from AD 161 to 180. Though not formally published during his lifetime, these reflections on Stoic philosophy and the nature of existence have since been compiled into one of the most influential works of ancient philosophy. It is a spiritual journal of the author's philosophical exercises and a chronicle of the paradox of the philosopher-king, who must enforce the law and administer justice while looking beyond politics to the cosmic vantage point from which the tribulations of politics come to seem trivial.

Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE) was a second-century Roman emperor and philosopher.

Title Details

Pages 192 pages

Trim 4.75 x 7 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Classics

Carton Quantity 44