ANTHONY BIRLEY MARCUS AURELIUS PDF

Marcus Aurelius: a biography. Hardcover, This excellent study is a substantially rewritten and updated version of the Marcus Aurelius brought out in Birley himself 9 inventories the differences, and there is no need to consume space with them here. First, full marks to Birley for continuing to write imperial biographies his Septimius Severus the African Emperor, issued in , is another jewel in the face of some absurd attacks on the genre from distinguished quarters. Syme Tacitus 91, , in two of his considerations of Suetonius, pronounced that "biography offers the easy approach to history, and some go no further than biography," capping this with the gibe "if biography is cheap and easy, so is edification.

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Marcus Aurelius : A Biography. Anthony R Birley. Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD and , 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.

The Age of the Antonines. Family and Early Years. Aurelius Caesar. The Education of an Heir Apparent. The Stoic Prince. The First Years as Emperor.

Triumph and Crisis. The Last Years. Marcus to Himself. The Antonine Dynasty. The Marcomannic Wars. Abbreviations and Bibliography. The Northern Wars. Barnes Tacitus Trajan Urbicus Victorinus wife wrote. List of Illustrations Preface.

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Marcus Aurelius: A Biography

Marcus Aurelius : A Biography. Anthony R Birley. Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD and , 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. The Age of the Antonines.

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