Marcus Aurelius Part III: From Gold to Rust and Iron

Author: timetravelrome /

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 โ€œdevoted to philosophy as long as he lived and pre-eminent among emperors in purity of life.โ€ Cassius Dio stated that Marcus Aurelius โ€œrefrained from all offences and did nothing amiss [...]