Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD and , is one of the best recorded individuals from antiquity. Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire In this accessible and scholarly study, Professor Birley paints a. MARCUS AURELIUS A Biography By Anthony Birley Yale University Press. pp. $ WHEN PLATO, in The Republic, foresaw no end of.

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Trajan told the governor that these people had to be punished, if, after antjony had been initiated, they were found to be Christians — punished with death. So the man thought he was going to lose wurelius sheep and lost his crook instead. Now I finally realize what a task it is to shape three or five lines and to take time over writing something.

It is the kind of thing which is almost embarrassing to read now. This would certainly have included, at first, a wet-nurse, who would have the duty of feeding the new-born child.

Some provinces were not given to senators to administer, for various reasons, but to knights, members of the next highest order in the state, who had the title of procurator or prefect. Apart from the quaestorship, praetorship, and consulship in Rome, he had had only two appointments: On a third occasion Gellius heard Herodes attacking Stoicism. Other new offices grew up in Rome — for example, prefectures of the treasuries, and of the city of Rome, for senators: In Roman times it was next to the barracks of the Imperial Horse Guards, the equites singulares.


Sign In or Create an Account. Certainly I am usually quite full of rheum anyway and today I am drivelling more than ever.

It was evidently felt impolitic to send a senator to campaign in Lower Dacia, so the procurator was given special powers as pro legato. Augustus wanted to appear as no more than primus inter pares.

For his childhood and early youth we depend largely on anecdote and reconstruction.

So had Julius Caesar been. The valley of the March was part of an important north—south trade route between the Baltic and the Adriatic, the Amber Road.

But this was not sufficient reason in itself for a Roman emperor to take a new official name. It was, there can be no doubt, a gesture by which he proclaimed his Hellenic allegiance, showed himself to be an intellectual.

Marcus Aurelius: A Biography

The picture of the emperor and the man that it presents is so vivid that it deserves to be quoted in full: Return to Book Page. The implication is clear. No rush, but complete orderliness, with vigour and consistency.


It was nevertheless a humane university education that was offered, covering philology, literature, history and philosophy. Petronius Mamertinus and M. He had a son, also named Libo, who was probably born in aboutand a daughter named Annia Fundania Faustina. Theorists liked to see the empire as a confederation of city-states, fulfilling the aspirations of the great age of Greek history. University of New England.

View freely available titles: He meets Apollonius the Stoic L. Subjects Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, They had four children, two sons and two daughters.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. The emperor was visibly disturbed.

His outlook is biased therefore; but he does not appear to distort the facts unduly and provides an invaluable chronological framework.

They wanted him to dissolve his betrothal to Ceionia Fabia and to become betrothed to their daughter, the younger Faustina, his first cousin.

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