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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

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    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. In The Meditations, you read of ways to live your life without fear of consequences. Forgetting past troubles and current issues will help our employees to work hard at what they have to do, working for our tire distribution company. The universe sets out our life before we are born and it is important to not let fear or mistakes get in the way of the future. If we assign everyone in the company, including those in satellite locations, Marcus Aurelius, I believe that

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    Maximus was once an accomplished Roman general serving under the command of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius was always very fond Maximus, this is why he was chosen to be the next emperor instead of his own son, Commodus. Commodus being deeply wounded by his father’s decision to make Maximus emperor and ended up killing his own father and ordering Maximus along with his wife and child to be executed. Maximus was able to escape his execution, but his wife and child were not as fortunate. Thus

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    today, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is read by every class from kings to common people. The book is a universal classic, meaning it can be related to at any time, by anyone. The philosophies included in his book have spanned the centuries, and Meditations remains to be one of the most influential books ever written. 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

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    the extensive coverage displayed by many philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius, was born in 121 C.E. Growing up his focus of education was overseen by Emperor Hadrian and soon taken over by Emperor Antonius teaching him more of a rhetoric (Sellars, 2002). As the years progressed he shifted in to a study of philosophy leading to him becoming what we know as one of the most important Stoic philosophers. Marcus Aurelius became an emperor in A.D. 160 lasting to A.D.180. he was working

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    The book Meditations wasn’t ever really intended for publication; this is due to the fact that this book is personal writings from Marcus Aurelius himself. Its his own memories and events of his life that he went through. In book one of Meditations, Aurelius is giving thanks to those who helped him the most. He thanks his grandfather for teaching him to be modest, for establishing good morals in him, and teaching him how to control his temper. His father who taught him how to be modest and helped

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    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius was a very insightful group of works written by the Roman emperor. It is a primary source that is a personal journal that allows the reader to peer into the mind of an ancient Roman. Marcus Aurelius explains many themes in his Meditations which include; mortality, reason, virtues, duty, death, existence, relationships with community and the Gods. Aurelius is a Stoic, a type of philosophy, “Stoicism stressed the search for inner peace and ethical certainty despite the

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    The son of Marcus Aurelius,’ Commodus Antoninus, came to power in the wake of his father’s death in March of 180 CE. From the death of Marcus Aurelius came the end to the Five Good Emperors. Commodus’ reign lasted from 180 to 192 CE and he described it as a “golden age.” (cite) However, this was far from the truth. Commodus succumbed to the lure of self-indulgence and become a megalomaniac. Along with those two flaws, he also held deep antagonism against the Senate. (cite) Arguably, the two most

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    Marcus Aurelius Analysis

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    Marcus Aurelius would have had mixed feelings about the collapse of the Roman Empire in the mid-to-late third century AD. Marcus was undeniably aware of change and accepted it as a part of life that was consistent, and that accepting change is basically equivalent to being one with nature. Marcus said “Words that everyone once used are now obsolete, and so are the men whose names were once on everyone’s lips: Camillus, Caeso, Volesus, Dentatus, and to a lesser degree Scipio and Cato, and yes, even

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    and/ or a class that looks to view life and various subjects in a different way (Maybe use multiple perspectives in philosophy there are always more than one way to look at things). With this being said, everyone’s point of view is unique and Marcus Aurelius is no exception. (I would use his name here just to make sure the audience knows who you’re talking aboutHe was a philosopher, though a not widely known (Word choice?), and I believe that he has a lot to teach us despite the fact that we live

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