Study Guide

Meditations Tough-o-Meter

By Marcus Aurelius


(8) Snow Line

Marcus's writing style is straightforward and frank. He pulls no rhetorical punches with you. But hey, it's philosophy. He's going to talk about cause and substance. He's going to name drop about a thousand philosophers you've never even heard of. Happily for you, Marcus circles back on his ideas time and again, so once you get the gist, you'll have a key to the rest of the text.