Random House, in 1937, launched a new project, -- that of bringing the classics to todays' readers, of making the heritage of Greece part of our literary tradition. In 1937, Random House published The Dialogues of Plato; in 1938, The Complete Greek Drama; now, in 1940, they are publishing this volume, which comprises the complete extant writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius. This work represents the period of the flowering of Greek thought and Roman philosophy. The advocacy of virtue and of pleasure. Indexes, glossary. The editor has supplied an introduction, a preface, notes, analyses and a glossary. Matthew Arnold's famous essay on Marcus Aurelius is included.