Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (Premium Leather Edition) [Gregory Hays Translation]
In the year 170, the most powerful man in the world sat down to write. Not to an audience or for publications, but to himself, for himself. His name was Marcus Aurelius, the emperor of Rome. Miraculously, these writings survive–and contained within them is a profound prescription for wisdom, justice, discipline and courage. You have the opportunity to hold it in your hands.
This premium edition of the classic book was designed in the US and made in the UK to stand the test of time and to be passed down from generation to generation.
What makes this edition so great?
- Premium 80gsm Munken cream paper
- Vinyl endsheets and a sewn ribbon to mark your page
- All-new illustrations for each section of the book
- Gold-foiled genuine leather cover, spine and back cover
- Custom gold-foiled slip box for safe storage
- The Life of Marcus Aurelius biography by Ryan Holiday
Note: The purpose of the outer box is ultimately to protect the book in transit. If the box is slightly damaged in transit, it is serving its purpose. Damaged book boxes are not refund or exchange eligible.
Memento Mori Medallion
The Memento Mori medallion. These coins are designed with the intention of carrying them in your pocket, a literal and inescapable reminder that “you could leave life right now.”
All of Ryan Holiday's books about Stoicism—signed and personalized by the author himself.
These make great gifts for an aspiring Stoic, and are wonderful additions to your own library as well.
FOUR VIRTUES MEDALLION
The Stoics believed in Four Virtues: Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Courage.
Every situation, every moment is an opportunity to exemplify these forms of human excellence
READ TO LEAD: A DAILY STOIC READING CHALLENGE
In this 13-day reading challenge we will outline actionable ways for you to find great books to mine for wisdom and to build the beginnings of a great library with. You’ll learn to dissect a book like a pro, to remember more of what you read, to apply it to your life, and much more.
Become the Best Version of Yourself!
Daily Stoic LIFE
Daily Stoic Life is a global community of Stoic thinkers and practitioners dedicated to becoming the best versions of themselves. No matter your age, sex, religion, or social status, you can build a Stoic practice and build a better life for yourself.
Membership includes exclusive daily email meditations (now ad-free!), a hardcover book of the best Stoic wisdom, a private learning community, acccess to exclusive content, and members-only discounts in The Daily Stoic store. New members will receive an exclusive gift set, and all Daily Stoic Life members receive free access to our online courses and challenges—over $700 of new content each year.
Amor Fati Medallion
Amor fati is a mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment—no matter how challenging—as something to be embraced, not avoided. To not only be okay with it, but love it and be better for it.
Memento Mori Pendant
Daily Stoic is excited to announce an easy way to keep 'memento mori' in mind. A beautiful memento mori pendant, a literal and inescapable reminder that “you could leave life right now.”
DAILY STOIC CHALLENGE DECK
The Daily Stoic Challenge Deck features 30 individual challenge cards. Each card includes challenge instructions, a quote from Stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus, and an inspiring illustration.
Marcus Aurelius Bust
A 5.5” tall, hand-sculpted pewter portrait bust of Marcus Aurelius. Individually hand-numbered, patinated and waxed with an aged verdigris finish. Mounted on a 3”x3”x2.5” cherry wood base with an espresso stain.
Daily Stoic Courses
Read To Lead: A Daily Stoic Reading Challenge
A 13-day reading challenge where we outline actionable ways for you to find great books to mine for wisdom and to build the beginnings of a great library with. You’ll learn to dissect a book like a pro, to remember more of what you read, to apply it to your life, and much more.
TAMING YOUR TEMPER: THE 10-DAY STOIC GUIDE TO CONTROLLING ANGER
A 10-day course designed to provide you with the tools and techniques to control your anger and calm your mind. Using the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius, as well as other notable Stoic thinkers, we will help you seek the calm that Marcus sought, and build the strength that he forged, in order to weaken anger’s grasp on your life.
Daily Stoic Alive Time Challenge
This challenge is a set of 14 extremely actionable challenges, presented one per day, you can do from anywhere, built around the most timeless Stoic wisdom.
To give you the best Stoic wisdom, tools, and motivation to transform over the 14 days and arm you with skills and an attitude that will help you turn this negative into a positive. To give you the exact outline to create the most ‘alive time’ you can in our current situation.
Habits for Success, Habits for Happiness
Habits for Success, Habits for Happiness is a framework for overhauling your habits and establishing (and keeping) new and good ones. In six weeks, you will become a new version of yourself—one who is equipped to take on all the challenges you currently face, and any new ones that come your way.
You’ll learn from some of the smartest, most effective men and women in history