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Marcus Aurelius was Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 AD. He governed over a golden era of the Roman Empire. Despite being an emperor Marcus had a difficult life. Marcus ruled as a philosopher king, he practiced Stoicism and wrote about his own Stoic practice in his journals. Meditations is considered one of the pillars of western philosophy and literature. It is also a rare primary source into the mind of a man who ruled over one of the greatest empires built by man.
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Marcus Aurelius was born in 121 AD, and died in 180 AD. He ruled as the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180. Marcus' reign was prosperous, it was considered a golden era. 'Meditations' is a collection of his personal writings. It is considered a classic of western philosophy and literature.