Monday, April 6, 2009
April 6: Who Is Bad? (Vol. 2, pp. 243-253)
The Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius was born this day in 121, which is why we get this selection from his "Meditations" that takes up the question, "What is badness?" He doesn't come right out and answer that question. Instead, he goes round and round in the epigrams that he is famous for.