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Marcus Aurelius

[ aw-ree-lee-uhs, aw-reel-yuhs ]
/ ɔˈri li əs, ɔˈril yəs /
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noun
Marcus Annius Verus, a.d. 121–180, Stoic philosopher and writer: emperor of Rome 161–180.
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Also called Mar·cus Aure·lius An·to·ni·nus [an-tuh-nahy-nuhs]. /ˌæn təˈnaɪ nəs/.
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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.

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