Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is regarded as one of the greatest emperors in Roman history; he is numbered among the “Five Good Emperors.” Marcus ruled the vast empire from 161 to 180 AD. A highly intelligent man, he stands out as one of the greatest intellectual rulers in Western Civilization. Although a great military leader, Marcus was impressed with a firm desire for peace that manifested itself in his philosophical writings.

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