The Philosopher King, Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
The Thoughts Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
By Ernest O’Dell
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to his death in 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Lucius’ death in 169. He was the last of the “Five Good Emperors”, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.
Marcus Aurelius’ work Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty.
What is philosophy, but the work of mankind to know wisdom. The love of knowledge and it’s application should be the aim of every young person and old.
Knowledge gives us insight and wisdom comes with maturity.
Marcus Aurelius gave us much insight into life with his meditations and thoughts.