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    Essay On Marcus Aurelius

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    Leron Lloyd History 101 July 26, 2009 Mr.Kevin Wolfe Marcus Aurelius The article that BBC New of America has provided, gives information on an archeological dig in which the tomb of a general was found. The general was Marcus Nonius Macrinus, a favorite of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Macrinus helped the emperor achieve many victories in Europe. The tomb was discovered where construction work was taking place, and was mainly preserved by the Tiber River. It is said to be the greatest Roman discovery

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    Marcus Aurelius Analysis

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    In the book of Marcus Aurelius, both verses 12.26 and 4.3 sums up not only Marcus philosophy but the core meaning of how to live life. Whether you are a entrepreneur, entertainer, teacher or whatever your profession may be, his philosophy in these two verses can benefit your perspective on life. Marcus Aurelius generalized his philosophy in these two verses which regards to dealing with externals and a way of meditation to benefit internal factors. In the beginning of 12:26 talks about handling externals

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    The Meditations Marcus Aurelius was a famous philosopher in 121 through 180 C.E. He lived a hard life and even though he was surrounded by crowds he was considered a recluse. He was known for his kindness and mercy. The last years of his life were spent on a military campaign. It is said that these years were the hardest and loneliest. However, instead of becoming bitter and angry Aurelius wrote The Meditations. This was a diary or journal of his personal thoughts. He believed that by writing this

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    There seems to be an ambiguity as to whether Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is indeed a private document, or whether it was meant for a broader audience. Marcus Aurelius makes many private comments such as, “From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper,” in the Medications that indicate that the book was a personal diary or a journal rather than a book meant for others. Marcus Aurelius records his private notes and ideas on the Stoic philosophy which further supports

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    Marcus Aurelius

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    Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 121 AD into a family of royalty. His uncle and adoptive father, Antoninus Pius, was the emperor of Rome. Aurelius, too, was trained from birth to be a great ruler like his father. At age eleven, he dedicated himself to religion, although he considered philosophy to be the "true, inward" religion, one which did not require ceremonies necessary in others. He was appointed by Emperor Hadrian to priesthood in 129. The Emperor also supervised his education, which

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    Marcus Aurelius was a very influential individual in his time and continues to be impactful even today through his writing. Marcus Aurelius was a famous Roman emperor. He was the last of the good emperors as many have said. Marcus Aurelius always tried to put others’ needs before his own and lived a very virtuous life. Aurelius practiced Stoicism which was reflected in his text entitled Meditations. Aurelius wrote Meditations with no intent to allow anyone else to read it. He wrote this text to himself

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    Marcus Aurelius and Stoic Philosophy Stoicism is a belief that the universe, despite its appearances, is completely rational and guided by fate. Within it, individuals can, by conforming themselves to divine reason, find their proper place, learn to accept whatever happens with a strong and tranquil mind, and fulfill their obligations to society. These beliefs are the heart of Stoicism, a philosophy that originated in Athens during the 3rd century BC. Stoicism can be divided into three periods:

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    Marcus Aurelius, Rome's Greastest Emperor

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    Who is Marcus Aurelius? What did he do to make his mark in the pages of history? Why did the people of Rome respect and admire him? To the common person, Marcus was just a man who was an emperor of Rome and just another person who helped shaped this world. Marcus Aurelius was more than that! Anthony Birley writes, “The acquaintance of a man like Marcus Aurelius is an imperishable benefit.” The character of Marcus Aurelius is truly special, but was molded by many important people and figures

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    The writings by Marcus Aurelius, the only Roman emperor who also gained the title as philosopher, are one of the most unique in classic literature when considering the fact it was written without the idea of publication. Aurelius is an aspiring individual, who stands to remind our anemic and easily disheartened race how human goodness and sedulity should be carried. With this in mind, it should be substantial for one to read the Meditations by Marcus Aurelius when considering the writing techniques

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    philosophy influenced the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Marcus often quotes Epictetus in his own work called, The Meditations, which was written during his campaign in Central Europe. The Meditations is a series of private notes and personal writings from Marcus directed to himself. He did not want these writings to be published as they were considered to be his personal diary. Marcus is known as the philosopher king. The writing of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius are similar and different

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