The Philosopher-King of Ancient Rome: Marcus Aurelius' Imperium

September 14, 2019 - General
Marcus Aurelius Distributing Bread to the People by Joseph-Marie Vien

Marcus Aurelius is famed for various accomplishments—his title as the last of the Five Good Emperors; his extensive study of and literary accomplishments in the field of Stoicism; and, last but not least, defeating numerous longstanding enemies of the Roman Empires: the Parthians, the Marcomanni and the Sarmatians, to name a few. Marcus Aurelius is, in fact, one of the few living examples of Plato’s infamous “philosopher king” ideology—that is

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