Claudius and Marcus

Claudius and Marcus

“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

  • Claudius in Hamlet III.iii.97

“30. Do thy utmost to keep up with what is said. Let thy mind enter into the things that are done and the things that are doing them.”

  • Marcus Aurelius. “Meditations.” Book VII.

Claudius and Marcus

Hamlet’s step-daddy, his uncle, and something that struck a chord from Marcus, so it was a Claudius and Marcus moment.
Marcus Aurelius (Loeb Classical Library)

Delphi Complete Works of Marcus Aurelius – Marcus Aurelius

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius & Gregory Hays

Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

As always a free version is hosted on right here.


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