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Pertinax – The Humble Emperor From Savo

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Thus did Pertinax, who undertook to restore everything in a moment, come to his end.” - Cassius Dio Christened Publius Helvius Pertinax, the future emperor enjoyed a humble and practical beginning, which informed his decisions throughout his life. He even maintained his business enterprises in Vada Sabatia, just south of Savo, after being named emperor. Though a favorite of the people and the [...]

2020-08-29T19:29:35+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , |

Marcus Aurelius Part III: From Gold to Rust and Iron

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Philosopher Emperor By all accounts, Marcus Aurelius truly embodied the principles he embraced, and he proved his faithful devotion to virtue throughout his rule by his actions. The Historia Augusta described him as β€œdevoted to philosophy as long as he lived and pre-eminent among emperors in purity of life.” Cassius Dio stated that Marcus Aurelius β€œrefrained from all offences and did nothing amiss [...]

2020-02-27T21:00:02+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |
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