The Apology, Phædo and Crito of Plato – An inspiring work written about a man by the name of Socrates. He was thrown in jail for rebuking the authorities and giving advice in private to others on how to maintain morality, order and such the likes. He died in jail with an air of acceptance an tranquility, even his jail keeper cried when giving him the poison. He was a wise man and always open to learning.
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus – Good advice, wonderful writing with an engaging style. It reminded my of B. Franklin from the first volume. I do believe, now that I think of it, that there was some references to him in Franklin’s autobiography as well. Over all it was well written and rather nice. I enjoyed it and actually have selected a couple of bits from it to my quote book.
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius – A little dry at time, not exactly my preference, but over all it was an alright read. I really enjoyed the last chapter when they began to discuss the man himself. He seems like he tried his best to serve his people and the Gods of his time. I was slightly shocked to find that he was the man who ordered for the murder of many early Christians… Conflicting views will always spite prejudice and from that much violence.