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Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor

Frank McLynn



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03 May 2010
Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Classical history & classical civilisation; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
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.
By:   Frank McLynn
Imprint:   Pimlico
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   530g
ISBN:   9781844135271
ISBN 10:   1844135276
Pages:   704
Publication Date:   03 May 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Frank McLynn is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Napoleon, 1066, Villa and Zapata, Wagons West, Stanley, 1759 and Lionheart and Lackland.

Reviews for Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor

A flickering torch in the darkness, and with his fine biography, Frank McLynn tends the flame. -- Stephen McGinty * Scotsman * By exposing the real Marcus Aurelius, this biography illuminates an important era of was under Marcus that the delicate balance was disturbed and this, too, is his legacy. -- Martin Empson * TLS * 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 * Impressively well-researched and unfailingly engaging -- John Dillon * The Irish Times * A compendious and thought-provoking study -- Boris Johnson * The Mail on Sunday *

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