On a Monday morning after an election that made history, here is a reading on Marcus Aurelius along with its accompanying vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet. I don’t remember talking much about Marcus Aurelius in the global studies courses I co-taught in New York City–which doesn’t mean he isn’t someone worthy of attention. He offers the possibility of discussion of stoicism (if you’re interested in reading The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius one of the great Stoic texts, you can download it for free here), as well as the ebb and flow of politics in ancient Rome–which looks in retrospect a lot like our politics today.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.