Marcus Aurelius
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b. 26 April AD 121 in Rome;

d. 17 March AD 180 in Sirmium (Pannonia);

Roman emperor (161–180) with an interest in philosophy (Stoa).


A philosophical work in 12 books, written in Greek, and entitled Meditations, is extant. Neither the title nor the division into books are original.


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Τῶν εἰς ἑαυτὸ…

Cite this page
Landfester, Manfred, “Marcus Aurelius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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