Charles W. Eliot was an American academic and writer, born on March 20, 1834, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is best known for his role as the president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909, where he made significant reforms and modernized the institution. Eliot was a strong advocate for educational accessibility and introduced elective courses and a flexible curriculum during his tenure.

Aside from his administrative achievements, Charles W. Eliot was also a prolific writer and editor. He edited the collection “Plato, Epictus, Marcus Aurelius,” which brought together the works of these ancient philosophers. This compilation aimed to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the philosophical ideas and teachings of Plato, Epictus, and Marcus Aurelius.

Eliot also edited and introduced individual works such as “The Apology,” “Phaedo,” “Crito,” “The Golden Sayings of Epictetus,” and “The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.” These works delve into various philosophical topics, including ethics, morality, and the nature of existence. Charles W. Eliot’s editorial efforts played a crucial role in making these influential works more accessible to a wider audience.

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