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THE STOICS : MARCUS AURELIUS

work in a book which is to pagan religion what Thomas a Kempis is to Christianity. It is known as The Meditations of Marcus Auyelius ; but its real title, 'Marcus to himself', renders its character better. It was not written in his study, but jotted down in short disconnected paragraphs day by day on campaign. One chapter ends with the words 'Written on the river Granua = among the Quadi '. Part of the book's interest is that in it we hear, across 1,700 years and more, the voice of the emperor as he nerved himself to face the difficulties of every day.
The following extracts show the influences among which Marcus was brought up. The first reveals two second-century philosophers who were among his teachers.
FROM Rusticus I took to heart the great truth that character needs constant correction and cultivation, and was saved from straying into the arid pastures of a contentious sophistry, from scribbling didactic essays and declaiming gratuitous good advice, as well as from essaying the role of the great athlete and man of action. Thanks to him, I learned to hold aloof from rhetoric, minor poetry, and cheap epigrams ; to see the absurdity of pacing my palace in gala dress, and similar follies ; to write my correspondence in plain Latin-as plain as his in the note he sent my mother from Sinuessa ;to be placable and ready to lay down arms against any one whose offences had stirred me to anger, so soon as he should make overtures for reconciliation ; to read accurately, not to rest content with vague general ideas ; to be slow in subscribing to a man with a great flow of words ; and, finally, through him I first lit on the works of Epictetus, which he lent me out of his private library.
From Apollonius I know that I must strive after ingenuousness, unwavering constancy, and contempt for the gambler's hit or miss ; learn, like him, never for an instant to look towards any other guiding star than reason ; and, like him, remain unmoved in paroxysms of pain, in the loss of children, and in lingering disease. He was a living proof that the greatest

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