Right, it’s already in the can:
Richard has recorded the whole lot of it, it seems. And it’s for Penguin Books. Very nice.
I have absolutely no prior experience or knowledge of Marcus Aurelius – despite studying Latin in school for six
very long years. I can’t say that I would usually read philosophical texts voluntarily. I am more of a fiction reader. But experience tells me that more often than not, I find that RA’s surprising choices of projects actually widens my horizons. It’s not going to hurt imagining RA coming out with all those presumably clever things that Marc Aurel once said…
Not entirely sure whether that whole get-up fits a second century Roman emperor, but well, the nearest we are getting to it.
As for the chosen extract – interesting choice, Richard, interesting. Self-criticism – or merely another sermon to those who don’t know as well as you do? Definitely clever to include yourself in the whole “we must work on ourselves and be better people” shpiel. I’mnotgettinginvolvedI’mnotgettinginvolvedI’mnotgettinginvolvedI’mnotgettinginvolvedI’mnotgettinginvolved.
So, how do you feel about this audio project? Are you going to buy this – and listen to it? I’d love to know!