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meditations-marcus-aureliusMarcus Aurelius, Book 4he universe is change; our lifeis what our thoughts make it.Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,The Philosophers of the Ancient World: An A-Z Guide by Trevor CurnowCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.EpictetusRoman stoic and former slave; believed in freedom of will rather than fateEpicurusGreek founder of Epicureanism; believed pleasure was achieved through the absence of painQuintus Junius RusticusRoman stoic, consul, and city prefect; considered Aureliuss philosophical fatherHistorical FiguresYears of Roman stability ended by the reign of Marcus Aureliuss son and successor, Commodius84Roman emperors who ruled simultaneously from 161 to 169 CE: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Veras21558Year Meditations was first published in book formYears Marcus Aurelius spent training to become emperor23Meditationsby the NumbersBorn and raised in Rome, Aurelius was orphaned at an early age. Both his uncle and grandfather took charge of his early education, which included a thorough instruction in Greek and Roman philosophy according to Roman virtues. Aurelius would go on to become one of the most revered Roman emperors.MARCUS AURELIUS121–80 CEAuthorA worthy life is one in which a person has mastered oneself, not others.Simplicity vs. OstentationA persons life is fleeting, but death should not be feared.Transienceof LifeHuman life is a part of nature and an expression of the universe.Nature & UniverseWillingly renouncing the luxurious lifestyle of a ruler, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius honored words of wisdom from family and teachers. Writing his thoughts on how to live a virtuous life, Aurelius concluded that the only genuine accomplishment in life is to master ones self.Gems ofWisdom in aWorld of StrifeTHEMESGreekOriginal Languagec. 161–80 CEYears WrittenMarcus AureliusAuthorMeditationsPhilosophyNonfiction

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