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    DescriptionMarcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD 161 and 180, is one of the best recorded individuals from antiquity. Even his face became more than usually familiar: the imperial coinage displayed his portrait for over 40 years, from the clean-shaven young heir of Antonius to the war-weary, heavily bearded ruler who died at his post in his late fifties. His correspondence with his tutor Fronto, and even more the private notebook he kept for his last ten years, the Meditations, provides a unique series of vivid and revealing glimpses into the character and peoccupations of this emporer who spent many years in terrible wars against northern tribes. In this accessible and scholarly study, Professor Birley paints a portrait of an emporer who was human and just - an embodiment of the pagan virtues of Rome.


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    Title
    Marcus Aurelius
    Subtitle
    A Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony R Birley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 338
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415171250
    ISBN 10: 0415171253
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937/.07/092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG297 .B5 2000
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    REV ed.
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd (Sales)
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London, England