Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations Great Books Course

Experience the timeless Stoic wisdom of the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius by perusing his personal musings in his Meditations. First published as To Himself, Marcus’ musings were never meant by him to be published at all. They were for his own benefit. Nevertheless, they have come down to us and can benefit you too. Christopher Hurtado, a practicing Stoic, will guide you through Marcus’ Meditations, ensuring they make their mark on you in the way Marcus meant them to make their mark on himself. Through guided close reading and discussion of Marcus’ Meditations, you will learn the Stoic doctrines, dogmas, and disciplines Marcus practiced, their benefit to him in his deepest, darkest, most despondent moments, and how to practice and benefit from them yourself.