Scot and David Hicks have headed schools in Europe and America. Scot lives in Paris, France. David is president of Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. He is author of Norms & Nobility, which won the American Library Association's Outstanding Book Award for education. Both brothers hail from Montana, where they spend their summers with family
Jacques Barzun author of From Dawn to Decadence The
Meditations is a work I disliked for its flaccid piety and
self-concern from the time I read it years ago. But a look for
curiosity's sake into this new translation has led me to read it
all with genuine pleasure. The philosophical observations are the
same but the tone is manly and there is a subtle and agreeable
variety as the subject changes from self to the world and to the
Josiah Bunting II Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute Timeless, magnificent, simple: the essential book on character, leadership, duty. No translation does the Emperor's Meditations better or nobler justice.
Kenneth L. Woodward author of The Book of Miracles David and Scot Hicks have endowed serious readers with a marvelous new translation of a text that still challenges any society that hopes to understand what it means to be civilized.