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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 9:32 pm 
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The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180). Translated by George Chrystal (1888 - 1944)

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The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text is one that is simplified, straightforward, and perhaps reflecting Marcus' Stoic perspective on the text. Depending on the English translation, Marcus' style is not viewed as anything regal or belonging to royalty, but rather a man among other men which allows the reader to relate to his wisdom.
A central theme to Meditations is the importance of analyzing one's judgment of self and others and the development of a cosmic perspective. As he said "You have the power to strip away many superfluous troubles located wholly in your judgment, and to possess a large room for yourself embracing in thought the whole cosmos, to consider everlasting time, to think of the rapid change in the parts of each thing, of how short it is from birth until dissolution, and how the void before birth and that after dissolution are equally infinite". He advocates finding one's place in the universe and sees that everything came from nature, and so everything shall return to it in due time. Another strong theme is of maintaining focus and to be without distraction all the while maintaining strong ethical principles such as "Being a good man".
His Stoic ideas often involve avoiding indulgence in sensory affections, a skill which will free a man from the pains and pleasures of the material world. He claims that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. An order or logos permeates existence. Rationality and clear-mindedness allow one to live in harmony with the logos. This allows one to rise above faulty perceptions of "good" and "bad". ( Wikipedia)



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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2017, 3:27 pm 

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Hello, I know you're not ready--but I saw this listed and grew excited to read Books I and V. So I just wanted to stake a claim and have a reminder to show up in "your posts".


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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2017, 4:38 pm 
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realisticspeakers wrote:
Hello, I know you're not ready--but I saw this listed and grew excited to read Books I and V. So I just wanted to stake a claim and have a reminder to show up in "your posts".

Yes! That is the way to be stoic! You are very wise to set a little 'reminder' for me.
Anyway, I just returned and the first thing on my list is to get this great project going. Those books are yours. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: August 16th, 2017, 2:10 pm 

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Phil--

If you're in the market for a DPL, I'm here.

Many thanks,

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Post Posted:: August 16th, 2017, 2:15 pm 
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DrPGould wrote:
Phil--

If you're in the market for a DPL, I'm here.

Many thanks,

Philip

Why bless you little 'ol heart, Philip! We are indeed lacking one of those things and accept your offer with alacrity and aplomb.

EDIT: and with that, I am moving this wonderful book to Readers Wanted.

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Post Posted:: August 16th, 2017, 2:27 pm 

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Well, I'm no scobblelotcher, so I will stoically carry on. (Silently, of course) :)

(Oops--sorry for the escapee from my word menagerie).

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Post Posted:: August 16th, 2017, 5:53 pm 
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DrPGould wrote:
Well, I'm no scobberlotcher, so I will stoically carry on. (Silently, of course) :)

(Oops--sorry for the escapee from my word menagerie).

Philip

Holy Dictionary, Batman, that is an astounding word.!!! Thank you! .... now get to work.

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Post Posted:: August 16th, 2017, 7:14 pm 

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I'll take Book II.


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Post Posted:: August 16th, 2017, 10:06 pm 
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gallen87 wrote:
I'll take Book II.

It is yours.

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Post Posted:: August 17th, 2017, 1:15 am 

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I'll take Book IV :thumbs:


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AusMatt wrote:
I'll take Book IV :thumbs:

All yours. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: August 18th, 2017, 1:12 pm 

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I would like to claim #8, book 8. Meditations is one of my favorites.


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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2017, 7:13 pm 
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AlextheYounger wrote:
I would like to claim #8, book 8. Meditations is one of my favorites.

Hello Alex and a big welcome to LibriVox! :D I have assigned that section to you but before you record it, please make and upload a 1 minute test to be sure your recording set up is OK. Instructions can be found in our Wiki and in the first post of this project but Here is a video that may help too: How to Make your 1 minute test.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlaRY_-bcfs and then How to Upload your 1 minute test How to Upload your 1 minute test

(You may post the link to your test in this forum and I will see it much more quickly)

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We just want to check out your technical specs. Don't forget to post the link either in this thread or in Listeners WAnted forum. And how would you like to be credited in our catalog? What name? most of us use our real name but it is up to you.

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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2017, 8:39 pm 

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May I read Book III?

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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2017, 9:39 pm 
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May I read Book III?

Yes you may. :thumbs:

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