Sun 24 Feb, 2013 02:59 pm
I am looking for a latin translation of the Stoic idea of the "master-reason", as described in the Maxwell Staniforth translation of Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations".
For example, Book 7:33 reads, "Of Pain. If it is past bearing, it makes an end of us; if it lasts, it can be borne. The mind, holding itself aloof from the body, retains its calm, and the MASTER-REASON remains unaffected. As for the parts injured by the pain, let them, if they can, declare their own grief."
At present I have settled on "ratio dominus", but I am no Latin scholar. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This makes me want to pick up Marcus again. No, not in latin, though I took four years of it a long time ago.
Just looked - my ratty small paperback from 1964 (heh, first edition, while crumbling) - was translated by George Long. Long said at that time that there had been ten translations up until then.
The original was written in Greek.
This is from the Latin translation posted at the St. Louis University website.
principalis animi pars
I do not know who made the Greek-Latin translation.