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Dignity of a Bygone Age - The Life of Antoninus Pius

Posted August 3rd, 2014 at 03:54 PM by Salah

"Remember his qualities, so that when your last hour comes your conscience may be as clear as his"

-Marcus Aurelius, on Antoninus Pius

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius never intended to publish his Meditations. This does not come as a surprise - he recorded his thoughts with an alarming frankness, even vulnerability. No other figures in Greco-Roman Antiquity have afforded us such an intimate glimpse into their minds.

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