Meditations: A New Translation

Category: Humanities
Author: Marcus Aurelius, Gregory Hays
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by scooterdog   2019-08-24

I myself prefer the Gregory Hays edition after seeing it recommended elsewhere.

by nkothro   2019-08-24

I also just enjoy typesetting stuff! (Figures, since I am a graphic design major.)

Project Gutenberg has been a great resource, lots and lots of examples/books that require different styles of organization. I am currently working on a LaTeX version of Beowulf, the fun part of this for me has been trying to create a page layout that does the poem justice and treats all the footnotes and sidenotes nicely. I've also made my own copies of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in similar fashion.

Another thing I am working on is Marcus Aurelius' meditations. I bought a copy of Gregory Hays Translation, which I used as an exercise in creating a "journal" format in LaTeX. Now, I am playing around with showing several translations of Meditations (a number are on the internet) and putting them in LaTeX so that the same passages, but translated into English differently, are side-by-sde.

I have a number of these little projects. Only a few of them have been finished.

by BulkTill230   2019-08-24

How to Be A Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci is my favorite, and the first book I read on it.

The Guide To The Good Life by William Irvine is also pretty good.

Ryan Holiday's books are good too; I just finished Ego is The Enemy, and while not strictly Stoic, it has Stoic values. He also has a daily devotion type book called The Daily Stoic.

You can also get this version of Meditations. I haven't finished it, but I think it's safe to recommend Meditations without having read it entirely.

The main key to Stoicism is to learn the basic ideas, and just be deliberate and conscious in life with the ideas; it's hard to change how you view things and react to events. You have to be conscious of it. A good amount of introspection helps a lot too. You can catch yourself doing something and correct yourself instead of letting your emotions and impressions lead you. Try to reflect every day on what you did a good job of and what you did a poor job of; thinking about these things makes it more likely that you'll do better the next day

by preppyprepface   2019-07-21

This might help you with that.

by meetinnovatorsadrian   2019-07-21

I recommend reading "meditations" by marcus aurelius https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-New-Translation-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/0812968255/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549941258&sr=8-3&keywords=meditations+marcus+aurelius

by gordon_freeman   2019-07-12
One of the great books I am currently reading is Meditations* by Marcus Aurelius. This book reminds me time and again not to worry about things that I don't control and only focus on things that I can. This book introduces Stoic philosophy and I am surprised it is not that popular among Tech community (rarely being mentioned in Best Books HN posts).

*There are many translations of this book and the one I feel is easy to read is the one by Gregory Hays: https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-New-Translation-Marcus-Au...

by Stoic_MOTD   2019-01-13

MOTD #13: "We all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own."

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If you don’t have it I would highly recommend you get one; the Gregory Hays translation of Meditations. Amazon Link

Want to read more books on Stoicism? checkout these lists: r/Stoicism’s the Stoic Reading List | Ryan Holliday’s Lists 1 & 2| Goodreads

As always if you have a favorite part of Meditations or want to see any other stoic passage in a future posts, please feel free to message me or comment anytime. Anyways, have a nice day/night where every you happen to be… All the best, Chris.

by Stoic_MOTD   2019-01-13

MOTD #9: The three things you need at this very moment.

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If you don’t have it I would highly recommend you get one; the Gregory Hays translation of Meditations. Amazon Link

Want to read more books on Stoicism? checkout these lists: r/Stoicism’s the Stoic Reading List | Ryan Holliday’s Lists 1 & 2| Goodreads

As always if you have a favorite part of Meditations or want to see any other stoic passage in a future posts, please feel free to message me or comment anytime. Anyways, have a nice day/night where every you happen to be… All the best, Chris.

by Stoic_MOTD   2019-01-13

MOTD #2: "If you’d only let go of the past, entrust the future to Providence, and guide the present toward reverence and justice."

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If you don’t have it I would highly recommend you get one; the Gregory Hays translation of Meditations. Amazon Link

Want to read more books on Stoicism? checkout these lists: r/Stoicism’s the Stoic Reading List | Ryan Holliday’s Lists 1 & 2| Goodreads

As always if you have a favorite part of Meditations or want to see any other stoic passage in a future posts, please feel free to message me or comment anytime. Anyways, have a nice day/night where every you happen to be… All the best, Chris.