Aurelius, Marcus

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Aurelius, Marcus (121–80), Roman emperor 161–80. The adopted successor of Antoninus Pius, he was occupied for much of his reign with wars against invading Germanic tribes. His Meditations, a collection of aphorisms and reflections, are evidence of his philosophical nature.

Aurelius, Marcus

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Aurelius, Marcus See Marcus Aurelius