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The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius Audiobook

The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

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"Not becoming like your enemy is the best revenge."

Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from AD 161 until his death in 180, was the philosopher-king envisaged by Plato. A stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius wrote a series of spiritual exercises (now known as his meditations) while engaged on a series of border wars in the Danube region.

His writings, intended only for himself, reveal a mind of great humanity, humility, and insight. For over 2,000 years, these writings have inspired men and women to engage in the philosophical life, which involves two goals: to "know yourself" and then to ask, "What is the right way to live?"

©2008 Mark Forstater; (P)2008 Mark Forstater

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    Joseph Trapp Oakland, CA 09-22-12
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    "Muffled audio ruins the listening experience"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better, clearer audio quality. With a little effort, I am certain that the audio could have been restored.


    What other book might you compare The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius to and why?

    Derek Jacoby and Marcus Aurelius should have been an unbeatable team, a meditative experience. Instead, the audio is muffled, and this is a great distraction, and disrespectful of this great work and the great actor.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Derek Jacobi’s performances?

    Of course.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius?

    You've got to be kidding.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the only recording from audible of which I have had a disappointing experience.

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    Fascinating seeing as the philosophy comes from 2000 ago without any of today's technology. The key to contentment explained in a simple and easy to understand way

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