Marcus aurelius was emperor of rome from 161 to 180 he ruled with lucius verus as co-emperor from 161 until verus' death in 169 marcus aurelius was the last of the so-called five good emperors. Marcus aurelius, originally marcus annius verus, was the son of the spanish annius verus, who had received patrician rank from emperor vespasian, and domitia calvilla or lucilla marcus' father died when he was three months old, at which time his grandfather adopted him. Marcus aurelius antoninus was born to an upper-class roman family in ad 121 and was later adopted by the future emperor antoninus pius, whom he succeeded in 161. Marcus aurelius: marcus aurelius, roman emperor (ce 161–180), best known for his meditations on stoic philosophy he has symbolized for many generations in the west the golden age of the roman empire learn more about marcus aurelius’s life, including his rise to power, his reign, and his legacy.
Imperator caesar marcus aurelius antoninus augustus (april 26, 121 – march 17, 180) was emperor of rome from 161 ce until his death in 180 ce he was notable among roman emperors as devoted to the study and practice of philosophy and to the wise administration of the empire. The adoption of marcus aurelius was probably a suggestion of antoninus himself, since the former was the nephew of the later's wife and would be his favorite son marcus became m aelius aurelius verus lucius became l aelius aurelius commodus. This book is a clear and concise introduction to the roman emperor marcus aurelius antoninus his one major surviving work, often titled 'meditations' but literally translated simply as 'to himself', is a series of short, sometimes enigmatic reflections divided seemingly arbitrarily into twelve. To navigate the timeline, click and drag it with your mouse, or click on the timeline overview on the bottom 121 ce - 180 ce: life of marcus aurelius 132 ce: marcus aurelius is introduced to philosophy by his teacher diognetus 138 ce: marcus aurelius adopted by antoninus pius as successor 145 ce.
The roman emperor marcus aurelius antoninus (121-180) was a convinced stoic philosopher, and at his accession there was widespread rejoicing that at last plato's dream of a philosopher-king had become reality. The philosophy of the roman emperor marcus aurelius can be found in a collection of personal writings known as the meditations life marcus aurelius was born in 121 ce his early education was overseen by the emperor hadrian, and he was later adopted by the emperor antoninus pius in 138 ce the meditations of the emperor marcus. Marcus aurelius antoninus augustus was emperor of rome from 161 to his death, living the life series meditations of marcus aurelius marcus aurelius' meditations - tr casaubon v 816, wwwphilaletheianscouk, 30 september 2017 stroying a whole roman legion and invading syria (162) verus was sent off in hot. Marcus aurelius (121-180) reigned as roman emperor between 161 and his death, 19 years later for the first eight years, he and lucius verus acted as co-emperors, after which aurelius ruled alone.
Marcus aurelius: debts and lessons — marcus aurelius, in book one of debts and lessons, explores the lessons he learned from those closest to him the life lessons of a roman emperor — marcus teaches us some important life lessons surrounding the “three disciplines”: perception, action, and will. Marcus aurelius antoninus (r 161-180 ce), last of the “good emperors” of the roman empire, has been hailed as “the noblest of all the men who, by sheer intelligence and force of character, have prized and achieved goodness for its own sake and not for any reward” (grant, 139. The roman emperor marcus aurelius antoninus (121 - 180 ad) was a stoic philosopher on top of maintaining the supreme authority in the roman empire. An online encyclopedia of roman emperors dir atlas marcus aurelius (ad 161-180) the vita of the emperor in the collection known as the historia augusta identifies him in its heading as marcus antoninus philosophus, marcus antoninus the philosopher early life he was born m annius verus on april 26,.
Indeed, the base of the column of antoninus pius, which was erected by marcus aurelius in his honour, is thought to depict the god aion he is shown in the apotheosis scene, carrying antoninus and his wife faustina to heaven. Marcus aurelius was the only roman philosopher king, author of meditations and last of the “good” emperors the pax romana began its slow collapse during his reign marcus aurelius antoninus augustus was born on april 26 in 121 ce. Short biography about the life of marcus aurelius short biography profile and facts about one of the most famous romans of all, in the life of marcus aurelius, emperor of rome and provinces of the roman empire. Why famous: roman emperor from 161 to 180, he was the last of the five good emperors, and is also considered one of the most important stoic philosophers during his reign, the empire defeated a revitalized parthian empire in the east he is considered one of the best roman emperors in history. Marcus aurelius antoninus, known more commonly as marcus aurelius, was the 16th emperor of rome, who reigned from 161 ad to his death in 180 ad marcus aurelius is remembered as the last of the five good emperors (the other four being nerva, trajan, hadrian and antoninus pius.
When the emperor antoninus died, marcus aurelius was acclaimed emperor but he insisted that the senate recognize lucius as his co-emperor lucius then took marcus’ family name and became the emperor lucius verus. About marcus aurelius marcus aurelius antoninus was born to an upper-class roman family in ad 121 and was later adopted by the future emperor antoninus pius, whom he succeeded in 161. The translation of the meditations of the emperor marcus aurelius antoninus that is reproduced here is the first edition published in glasgow by robert foulis in 1742 the 1742 edition was the only edition of the english translation published by the foulis press in the lifetime of francis hutcheson.
Lucius aurelius commodus was born in 161 ad, to the erstwhile roman emperor, marcus aurelius, in lanuvium, near rome his mother, anna galeria faustina minor, was the first cousin of marcus commodus also had an elder twin brother, titus aurelius fulvus antoninus. Marcus aurelius was a roman emperor from 161 to 180, known as one of the last of the five good emperors, and is also considered one of the most important stoic philosophers his seminary work ‘meditations’ has been revered since ancient times, and is still highly influential. Meditations (medieval greek: τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν, translit ta eis heauton, literally things to one's self) is a series of personal writings by marcus aurelius, roman emperor from 161 to 180 ad, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on stoic philosophy.
An online encyclopedia of roman emperors dir atlas antoninus pius (ad 138-161) very little is known about antoninus' life before he became emperor m antoninus, the future marcus aurelius, and l verus, the son of aelius verus imperial reign. Emperor marcus aurelius’ was part of roman history known as the “the adoptive emperors” there were a series of emperors starting in 98 ad until 193 ad in which these emperors were adopted by the previous emperor and groomed to take over after the present emperors passing. The roman emperor marcus aurelius antoninus (ad 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king his meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life.