Marcus Aurelius


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Mar′cus Au•re′li•us

(ɔˈri li əs, ɔˈril yəs)

n.
A.D. 121–180, Stoic philosopher: emperor of Rome 161–180. Also called Mar′cus Aure′lius An•to•ni′nus (ˌæn təˈnaɪ nəs)
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Noun1.Marcus Aurelius - Emperor of RomeMarcus Aurelius - Emperor of Rome; nephew and son-in-law and adoptive son of Antonius Pius; Stoic philosopher; the decline of the Roman Empire began under Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
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Marcus Aurelius used to say: 'A man should leave the world as a ripe olive falls from the tree that bore it, and with a kiss for the earth that nourished it.
A syndicate of Galahad, Parsifal, and Marcus Aurelius might have done it, but to an ordinary erring man, conscious of things done which should not have been done, and other things equally numerous left undone, he was too oppressive.
Galahad, Parsifal, and Marcus Aurelius, as I say, might have remained tranquil in his presence, but Robert Ferguson found the contract too large.
No less noteworthy than 'John Inglesant,' and better constructed, this latter is placed in the reign of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but its atmosphere is only in part historically authentic.
The statue is incomparable, the finest of all mounted figures, unless that of Marcus Aurelius, who rides benignant before the Roman Capitol, be finer: but I was not thinking of that; I only found myself staring at the triumphant captain as if he had an oracle on his lips.
and went on to sack both Seleucia and Ctesiphon; supreme commander in the East, he suppressed a major revolt in Egypt (172); heard false report of the death of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and assumed the throne in the East (April 175); when Marcus Aurelius began to march eastward, Cassius was assassinated by a centurion (July); his usurpation was unrecognized by the Senate, and the Emperor treated his family with notable clemency.
She also wrote novels, among them Lucy Howard's Journal (1858) and a History of Marcus Aurelius (1836).
The book of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, emperor of Rome from 161 to 180, has been called The Thoughts and The Reflections, but most commonly Meditations.
full name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 121 - 180) Roman emperor (161 - 80) and Stoic philosopher.
It is believed the coins date back to the period of the Emperor Nero, from 54AD to 68AD, to Marcus Aurelius, from 161AD to 180AD.
Cicero, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius are among the Roman philosophers.
A Greek physician at the court of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, Galen (130-200 AD) was one of the most influential writers on medicine throughout the Middle Ages.