Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor (Paperback)
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Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor (Paperback)

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Marcus Aurelius is the one great figure of antiquity who still speaks to us today, nearly 2,000 years after his death. A philosopher as well as an emperor, his was an extraordinary reign. He proved himself a great leader, protecting the Empire from Germans in the North and fighting the Parthians in the East, and his Meditations - compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount - remains one of the most widely-read Classical books. Impeccably researched and vividly told, Frank McLynn's Marcus Aurelius is the definitive biography of a monumental historical figure.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781844135271
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A compendious and thought-provoking study" -- Boris Johnson * The Mail on Sunday *
"Impressively well-researched and unfailingly engaging" -- John Dillon * The Irish Times *
"McLynn has written a huge, erudite survey of the social, cultural, economic and political world of the second century AD rather than a mere biography of Marcus Aurelius...there is much to enjoy here and even more to be learned" * Literary Review *
"By exposing the real Marcus Aurelius, this biography illuminates an important era of transition...it was under Marcus that the delicate balance was disturbed and this, too, is his legacy." -- Martin Empson * TLS *
"A flickering torch in the darkness, and with his fine biography, Frank McLynn tends the flame." -- Stephen McGinty * Scotsman *

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“A Significant Marcus Aurelius”

A comprehensive biography of Marcus Aurelius, giving a good background of the times. It is a very scholarly work, rather than an introductory book on the emperor. You do have to plough your way through this book. I... More

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