A Companion to Marcus Aurelius

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  • Copyright: 2012-04-30
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A Companion to Marcus Aurelius presents the first comprehensive collection of essays to explore all essential facets relating to contemporary Marcus Aurelius studies. First collection of its kind to commission new state-of-the-art scholarship on Marcus Aurelius Features readings that cover all aspects of Marcus Aurelius, including source material, biographical information, and writings Contributions from an international cast of top Aurelius scholars Addresses evolving aspects of the reception of the Meditations

Author Biography

Marcel van Ackeren is Professor at Cologne University. He is the author of Das Wissen vom Guten (2003), Heraklit (2005), Understanding Ancient Philosophy (with Jörn Müller, 2006), The Political Identity of the West: Platonism in the Dialogue of Cultures (edited with Orrin F. Summerell, 2006), and Die Philosophie Marc Aurels (2011).

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
List of Abbreviationsp. xix
The Study of Marcus Aurelius: Introductionp. 1
The Main Sourcesp. 11
Cassius Dio and the Historia Augustap. 13
Archaeological Evidence of the Marcomannic Wars of Marcus Aurelius (Ad 166-80)p. 29
The Meditationsp. 45
Marcus Aurelius' Lettersp. 62
Epigraphic Recordsp. 62
Biography and Backgroundp. 93
The Political State of the Roman Empirep. 95
Cultural and Intellectual Background and Developmentp. 110
Early Life: Family, Youth, and Educationp. 139
Marcus' Life as Emperorp. 155
The Relation of Politics and Philosophy under Marcus Aureliusp. 171
Marcus the Emperorp. 183
Administration and Jurisdiction in Rome and in the Provincesp. 185
Religion in the Age of Marcus Aureliusp. 200
The Wars and Revoltsp. 217
The Roman Empire after His Deathp. 234
Material Forms of Self-Representationp. 249
The Column of Marcus Aureliusp. 251
The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aureliusp. 264
Coinsp. 278
The Portraits: A Short Introductionp. 294
The Reliefs: Representation of Marcus Aurelius' Deedsp. 305
Marcus the Philosopherp. 315
The Form and Structure of the Meditationsp. 317
The Style of the Meditationsp. 333
Aspects of Orality in (the Text of) the Meditationsp. 346
The Meditations as a (Philosophical) Autobiographyp. 362
Marcus and Previous Stoic Literaturep. 382
Marcus Aurelius on Physicsp. 396
Logic and the Meditationsp. 408
Ethicsp. 420
Social Ethics and Politicsp. 437
The Meditations and the Ancient Art of Livingp. 453
The Self in the Meditationsp. 465
Receptionp. 481
The Reception of the Philosopher-King in Antiquity and the Medieval Agep. 483
The Sanctification of Marcus Aureliusp. 497
Marcus Aurelius and Neostoicism in Early Modern Philosophyp. 515
Marcus Aurelius in Contemporary Philosophyp. 532
Indexp. 545
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