The statues belong to several Roman emperors, including Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Augustus and Hadrian.
00 Brighton Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Augustus was Roman Emperor from 161AD to his death, aged 58, in 180AD.
Aelius Caesar died only two years later in 138 and Hadrian quickly adopted another son, Aurelius Antoninus
, a respected Roman senator in his early 50s, whose wife was Marcus'aunt.
These intimidating circumstances form the background for the correspondence between Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180, and Marcus Cornelius Fronto, a prominent orator who was hired to instruct the young Caesar-in-training in rhetoric.
The Communings with Himself of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
(1906)  The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.