The Meditations

Marcus AURELIUS (121 - 180), translated by George LONG (1800 - 1879)

Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. He shows no particular religious faith in his writings, but seems to believe that some sort of logical, benevolent force organizes the universe in such a way that even "bad" occurrences happen for the good of the whole. (Summary by Ticktockman)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Aegist
00:02:47
Play 01 Chapter 1 Kevin McAsh
00:16:25
Play 02 Chapter 2 Kevin McAsh
00:13:49
Play 03 Chapter 3 Aegist
00:17:40
Play 04 Chapter 4 davyobrian
00:28:45
Play 05 Chapter 5 Cicorée
00:32:36
Play 06 Chapter 6 ontheroad
00:27:43
Play 07 Chapter 7 davyobrian
00:32:37
Play 08 Chapter 8 Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
00:35:59
Play 09 Chapter 9 Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
00:32:49
Play 10 Chapter 10 ML Cohen
00:28:36
Play 11 Chapter 11 Leon Mire
00:25:43
Play 12 Chapter 12 Leon Mire
00:22:52
Play 13 M. Aurelius Antoninus Leon Mire
00:42:55
Play 14 The Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius ML Cohen
00:58:04