Meditations: The Annotated Edition
By Marcus Aurelius, Robin Waterfield
Why this book?
There are numerous translations of the Meditations available at the moment? Which one is best? And given there are so many, surely there’s no point in anyone translating it again. Well, there’s now another, brand new version available, and I think there are good reasons for it to become people’s first choice. It’s by Robin Waterfield who is a highly experienced and accomplished translator of both Greek history and philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, Herodotus, Plutarch, and more). Robin doesn’t just know his Greek; he has a thorough command of Greek philosophy too. What this volume gives, then, is an excellent translation informed by the latest scholarship on Marcus along with a substantial introduction and detailed notes that are helpfully printed as footnotes on the page. While there are other translations out there that are just fine, this is now the one I’d recommend.
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