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Marcus Aurelius

[aw-ree-lee-uh s, aw-reel-yuh s] /ɔˈri li əs, ɔˈril yəs/
(Marcus Annius Verus) a.d. 121–180, Stoic philosopher and writer: emperor of Rome 161–180.
Also called Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
[an-tuh-nahy-nuh s] /ˌæn təˈnaɪ nəs/ (Show IPA)


[aw-ree-lee-uh s, aw-reel-yuh s] /ɔˈri li əs, ɔˈril yəs/
Marcus, Marcus Aurelius. Unabridged
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  • He mentioned Marcus Aurelius, the Stoics, and their blameless lives.

  • What have you been doing all the afternoon––reading Marcus Aurelius?

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • Many of them have revived, in their own person, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius.

    Thais Anatole France
  • Somebody at this time presented me with a copy of Marcus Aurelius.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan
  • Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca are the masters of this school.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • As Marcus Aurelius said: 'Who can change the desires of man?'

    The Map of Life

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  • But Marcus Aurelius knows that what the heart is full of, the man will do.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • It is noteworthy that in his meditations Marcus Aurelius mentions Fronto only once.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • Such is the system which underlies the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius [(aw-ree-lee-uhs)]

A Stoic philosopher and emperor of Rome in the second century a.d. He is best known for his Meditations, a philosophical autobiography that is a classic work of personal writing and a remarkable exposition on Stoicism.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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