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  • n. 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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Examples

  • Only one of the cognomina (third names), Antoneinos (in Latin, Antoninus), remained.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 4

  • If any man should propose to thee the question, how the name Antoninus is written, wouldst thou with a straining of the voice utter each letter?

    VI

  • The edict of Marcus Antoninus is supposed to have been the effect of his devotion and gratitude for the miraculous deliverance which he had obtained in the Marcomannic war.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Wealthy and popular but down-to-earth enough to get his feet dirty with regular folk in the annual grape harvest, he was welcomed with open arms by the majority of the Senate, and in tribute to his piety in successfully pressing that reluctant body to deify Hadrian, he was given the official title Antoninus Pius, “Antoninus the Righteous.”

    Caesars’ Wives

  • XXIV. if any should put this question unto thee, how this word Antoninus is written, wouldst thou not presently fix thine intention upon it, and utter out in order every letter of it?

    Meditations

  • Antoninus, which is employed by lawyers and ancient historians.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1

  • During his reign, he assumed the appellation of Antoninus, which is employed by lawyers and ancient historians.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The most spectacular example of this accretive character is the second-century Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, a shrine to a deified imperial couple, whose Corinthian columns enclose like a protective cage the baroque 17th-century facade of a medieval Christian church.

    Where the Ancient Past Is Palpably Present

  • All of those were implicit in this kind of string of the relationship between Crassus and Antoninus.

    Fresh Air Remembers 'Spartacus' Star Tony Curtis

  • Mr. CURTIS: No, we both - we both knew what the relationship between Crassus and Antoninus was, and we both insisted that the scenes had to be done the way the script was written.

    Fresh Air Remembers 'Spartacus' Star Tony Curtis

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