<biography, history of philosophy> roman emperor and philosopher (121-180 CE); author of an intensely personal statement of stoic principles in the aphorisms of the Meditations. Written during his frequent military campaigns, these sayings provided Marcus with reminders of his ethical obligations. Recommended Reading: Pierre Hadot, The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, trans. by Michael Chase (Harvard, 1998) and Anthony R. Birley, Marcus Aurelius (Routledge, 2000).
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