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Marcus Aurelius

(original name Marcus Annius Verus; after 139 Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus; 121–180). Roman emp. 161–180; Stoic philos.; b. Rome; adopted by Antoninus Pius; emp. with Lucius Aurelius Verus (original name Aelius Aurelius Commodus; son of Lucius Ceionius Commodus [d. 138]; 130–169; b. Rome; adopted by Hadrian and by Antoninus Pius) 161–169; sole emp. 169; probably supported the persecutions of Christians that occurred in his reign. Works include Meditations. See also Ethics, 3; Persecution of Christians, 3.

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