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Author photo. Credit: Luis García, Prado, Madrid, Spain, 2006

Credit: Luis García, Prado, Madrid, Spain, 2006

Marcus Aurelius (0121–0180)

Author of Meditations

Includes the names: Mark Aurel, Marc Aurel, M Aurelius, Mark Aurel, Marc Aurel, Marc-Aurele, Marc Aureli, Marc-Aurèle, Marc Aurèle, Marco Aurelio ... (see complete list), Marco Aurelio, Marko Aurelije, Marco Aurélio, Marco Aurélio, Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius, Marks Aurēlijs, Marcus Aurelius, Marc-Aurèle, Marc Aurèle, Antonin Mark Avrelii, Марк Аврелий, Marcus Aurelius Antonius, Marcus Aurelius Antonius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus Antoninus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Rooma keiser Marcus Aurelius, romersk kejsare Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Rome, Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Marcus Aurelius/ Aurelius, Sextus Empiricus Marcus Aurelius, Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, emperor. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, マルクス・アウレーリウス, Марк Аврелий Антонин, romersk keiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, romersk keiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Romeins keizer Antoninus Marcus Aurelius, Romeins keizer Antoninus Marcus Aurelius, Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, קיסר רומי מרקוס אורליוס, Imperator> Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Romanum, aurelius marcus antoninus augustus imperator caesar, Meric [translator] Aurelius Antoninus Marcus & Casaubon

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Born in Rome, in 121, Marcus Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history. When he was 17, Aurelius was adopted by emperor Antonius Pius and succeeded him in A.D. 161. He ruled jointly with his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, until 169, when he became sole emperor after Verus died. Although Aurelius was a humanitarian ruler, he accepted the view that Christians were the enemies of Rome. Aurelius was dovoted to the Stoic philosophy. Meditations, his spiritual reflections, is considered a classic work of stoicism. Written in Greek, the work comprises of twelve books and records his innermost thoughts. Meditations is his only surviving work. Aurelius died in 180 while prosecuting war against the Marcomanni who lived along the northern limits of the Roman Empire. After his death Aurelius was idealized as the perfect emperor whose reign contrasted sharply with the disastrous period before him and the reigns that followed. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Meditations… (more)
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