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Marcus Aurelius


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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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  • His son-in-law, whom he adopted and who succeeded him, is commonly called Marcus Aurelius, as a choice among his many names.

    Young Folks' History of Rome

  • Baron is referred to as Marcus Aurelius when he walks around Rome, Georgia.

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  • This give me a chance to suggest to you the structure of the column of Marcus Aurelius, which is really no higher than a pile of quarters.

    David Macaulay's Rome Antics

  • He spoke well and little: ever mixing his language with some illustration out of authors most in use, especially in Spanish, and among the Spanish he whom they called Marcus Aurelius -- [Guevara's Golden Book of Marcus

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • This magnificent monarch, who may even be called the Marcus Aurelius of modern times, openly declared that there was nothing in North America that he wished so much to see as the poet

    Sketches from Concord and Appledore

  • Roman Stoics such as Marcus Aurelius a metaphysical ideal of natural order and harmony led less to the correction of those ills of society which resulted from the imperfect realization of the logos, the rational order of nature, than to the development of a personal moral stance with which to confront evil.


  • Puerisque ',' Marcus Aurelius ',' The Unveiling of Lhassa '-- but the list is rather interminable.

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  • He and his son Otto used to call me "Marcus Aurelius," on account of my curly blond head; and how often did he put his strong hand into my thick locks to draw me toward him!

    The Story of My Life

  • [Footnote: Cf. Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism, vol. i: "Marcus Aurelius," opening paragraph: "The object of systems of morality is to take possession of human life, to save it from being abandoned to passion or allowed to drift at hazard, to give it happiness by establishing it in the practice of virtue; and this object they seek to attain by presenting to human life fixed principles of action, fixed rules of conduct.

    Problems of Conduct

  • Rare to see Marcus Aurelius called on in the opening minute.

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