"Marcus Aurelius, de keizer-filosoof die van 161 tot 180 over het immense Romeinse Rijk heerste, is de laatste grote vertegenwoordiger van de antieke Stoa. In de Persoonlijke notities, die hij waarschijnlijk tussen 170 en 180 in zijn legertent schreef, geeft Marcus Aurelius zich rekenschap van zijn idealen en twijfels. Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Marcus Aurelius, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Marcus Aurelius.
Meditations (Medieval Greek: Ta eis heauton, literally "[that which is] to himself") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180. Some of it was written while he was positioned at Aquincum on campaign in Pannonia, because internal notes tell us that the first book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova (modern-day Hron) and the second book was written at Carnuntum.