The Emperor S Handbook

Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743233832
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A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

The Thoughts Of The Emperor M Aurelius Antoninus

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
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Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307569764
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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

Emperor S Handbook

Author: Sami Leino
ISBN: 9789527143025
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A cut-through media discovery beyond American and western political sphere. Written as a mix of research and first hand account, guiding the reader through decades from 1970's to date, providing guidance, onwards to society models and future technologies of the 2020's. If you care to understand where we are and what's going on, this is your book to read. "What got my attention of the world order, as the President Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, and another wise-men-of-the-time spoke in evening news broadcasts of the CBS and NBC was the news anchor, Tom Brokaw, who briefly mentioned: "Socialist country Finland had their new President elected, Mr. Koivisto..." socialist country'... But, we're not a socialist country!" Can we trust the society and messaging that nation-state administrations and corporate PR departments present for us? How companies and nation states become equal in size but differ in their sphere of influence? What is power projected through media? This book reverse engineers some of the tactics of how imagery and audio, perception and distance, denial and obfuscation, makes us believe things that did not happen. At least events did not unfold as they were told. News is presented to us as new, delayed sort of new, or a continuance of a series of new. These ongoing stories are then prefabricated and scheduled, while at times broadcasted as quickly evolving true actions. We are sailing unchartered waters of the fourth industrial revolution; information, influence and celebrity politics. Nostalgic nationalism, romanticised political hyperbole, and the rapid pace of rising global influences by individuals and startups have become the new normal. Emerging companies take over old conglomerates, spreading their disruptive industry-wide dominance across continents in a matter of months. Boardrooms of corporations hold on to their degrading power, some without realising their fate. Many nation-states and organisations evolve with the tide of rapid change, while others are stuck with "vetocracies" and autocratic regimes that hold on to a fading grip of influence. Apple has more cash than many western countries have debt. The regime at the helm of Russia, relives their youth of 1980's when the U.S. flooded the globe with western popular culture, a dream that everyone wanted. China steadily builds its influence on the South China Sea pushing ailing America back to the shores of California. How is power built and maintained in today s world? What are the levels of asymmetric power and the enigma of influence, escalation towards celebrity politics, the era of pre-Trump and post-Trump, how he changed the game of leadership. Whether you build a global, world changing startup, or enjoy perks atop a corporate ivory tower, ensure your knowledge of the new society, as your luck may be changing, from street corner to corner office, or vice versa.

A Man In Full

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429960694
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Big men. Big money. Big games. Big libidos. Big trouble. A decade ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined an era--and established Tom Wolfe as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. This time the setting is Atlanta, Georgia--a racially mixed late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth, avid speculators, and worldly-wise politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real-estate entrepreneur turned conglomerate king, whose expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife--and a half-empty office tower with a staggering load of debt. When star running back Fareek Fanon--the pride of one of Atlanta's grimmest slums--is accused of raping an Atlanta blueblood's daughter, the city's delicate racial balance is shattered overnight. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real-estate syndicates, cast-off first wives of the corporate elite, the racially charged politics of college sports--Wolfe shows us the disparate worlds of contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most phenomenal, most admired contemporary novelist. A Man in Full is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

The Essential Marcus Aurelius

Author: Jacob Needleman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216115
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This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.


Author: Marcus Aurelius,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199573204
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Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto which complements the Meditations.

Handbook To Life In Ancient Rome

Author: Lesley Adkins
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816074828
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Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.

The Emperor And The Army In The Later Roman Empire Ad 235 395

Author: Mark Hebblewhite
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317034309
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With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of available literary, epigraphic and numismatic evidence he demonstrates that emperors of the period considered the army to be the key institution they had to mollify in order to retain power and consequently employed a range of strategies to keep the troops loyal to their cause. Key to these efforts were imperial attempts to project the emperor as a worthy general (imperator) and a generous provider of military pay and benefits. Also important were the honorific and symbolic gestures each emperor made to the army in order to convince them that they and the empire could only prosper under his rule.

Marcus Aurelius In Love

Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226713024
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In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this find disappointed many nineteenth-century readers, who had hoped for the letters to convey all of the political drama of Cicero’s. That the collection included passionate love letters between Fronto and the future emperor Marcus Aurelius was politely ignored—or concealed. And for almost two hundred years these letters have lain hidden in plain sight. Marcus Aurelius in Love rescues these letters from obscurity and returns them to the public eye. The story of Marcus and Fronto began in 139 CE, when Fronto was selected to instruct Marcus in rhetoric. Marcus was eighteen then and by all appearances the pupil and teacher fell in love. Spanning the years in which the relationship flowered and died, these are the only love letters to survive from antiquity—homoerotic or otherwise. With a translation that reproduces the effusive, slangy style of the young prince and the rhetorical flourishes of his master, the letters between Marcus and Fronto will rightfully be reconsidered as key documents in the study of the history of sexuality and classics.