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Marcus Aurelius – last of the five good Roman emperors

By |2018-04-25T10:04:09+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, riding on a horse Marcus Aurelius was the last of the five good emperors. He came to the throne when Antoninus Pius died in 161 AD. Like Seneca and many other Romans, Marcus Aurelius believed in the Stoic philosophy. One of the first things he did as emperor was to insist on sharing power [...]