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#128 - Robin Waterfield - The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Episode 1284th January 2024 • Built Not Born • Joe Ciccarone
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Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, author of more than 40 books, translator, and editor, who specializes in Ancient Greek philosophy. Robin studied Classics at Manchester University and went on to research ancient Greek philosophy at King's College, Cambridge.

Robin and I discuss the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his personal journal, The Meditations, which miraculously survived 2,000 and made it to us in the present day. 

Robin gives us his take on what made Marcus tick, why the Meditations are so relatable to the modern reader, if he thinks Marcus enjoyed being Emperor of Rome and what are some of his favorite lines in The Meditations.

Robin lives in Southern Greece with his wife where he is an independent writer and tends to his olive trees.

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