Translations of M. Aurelius' "Meditations" - simple, readable prose?
July 9, 2014 10:41 AM Subscribe
Which of the dozens
of English translations of M. Aurelius' "Meditations"
is best for younger readers prioritizing beautiful, readable, lyrical and contemporary wording? Not looking for "... For Dummies"
-level; just trying to avoid the KJB
-style "thines" and "mayests" and so on. Willing to sacrifice textual fidelity for the most readable, accessible prose.
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this very similar question from 2008
while searching -- but I'm looking for a translation with slightly different properties. Many thanks for your time and for your expertise in this area.