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Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Marcus Aurelius (Emperor)
MARCUS AURELIUS (EMPEROR). Roman emperor (161–80) and Stoic philosopher who was born April 26, 121 as M. Annius Verus, son of a consular family of Spanish origin. His industry and seriousness were soon noticed by Hadrian, who arranged his education and betrothed him (136) to the daughter of L. Aelius
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius (121–80), Roman Emperor from 161. The adopted son of his predecessor, Antoninus Pius (138–61), whose daughter he married, he was a professed *Stoic, though influenced by other philosophical teaching. His extant Meditations are best interpreted as a work of spiritual reflection intended
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius(ad 121–180). A great task faced Marcus Aurelius when he became the Roman emperor in ad 161, as successor to his uncle, Emperor Antonius Pius. Generations of luxury had made the patricians, or nobles, weak and selfish. The middle class was disappearing, and the working class was being
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Aurelius, Marcus
AURELIUS, MARCUS, Emperor, a.d. 161–180. The policy adopted by Marcus Aurelius towards the Christian Church cannot be separated from the education which led him to embrace Stoicism, and the long training which he had, after he had attracted the notice of Hadrian and been adopted by Antoninus Pius, in
Caracalla
CARACALLA, the nickname of M. Aurelius Severus Antoninus Bassianus, son of Lucius Septimius Severus, born April 4, a.d. 188, declared Caesar a.d. 196, three years after his father’s accession; succeeded to the empire in conjunction with his brother Geta, Feb. a.d. 211, sole emperor after slaying his
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius mahr’kuhs aw-reel’yuhs. Roman emperor from a.d. 161 until his death in 180. Born in 121 (and originally named Marcus Annius Verus), he was adopted in 138 by Antoninus Pius (emperor 138–161). Marcus Aurelius was made consul at the age of nineteen, and sometime during his twenties he became
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Marcus Aurelius
MARCUS AURELIUSMarcus Aurelius (121–180) was an able Roman emperor, although a persecutor of Christians. He was also a devoted adherent of Stoicism. The apologetic works of Athenagoras and Theophilus were addressed to him.You will see by examining the letters of Marcus Aurelius, that most serious of
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor
MARCUS AURELIUS, emperor (121–180). Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, the Roman emperor from 161 to 180, having received a superior education in *Rome with a particular emphasis on philosophical studies, ascended the throne by nomination of the Senate. He was joined in governance by his adopted brother, the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AURELIUS, MARCUS
AURELIUS, MARCUS. Marcus Aurelius (121–80 ce), adopted son of Antoninus Pius, was emperor of Rome from 161–80 ce, serving jointly with Lucius Verus for eight years (161–69 ce). He devoted considerable effort to combating enemies on the frontiers, such as the Parthians in the east and Germanic tribes
Who’s Who in Christian History
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius (121–180)Roman emperorBorn in Rome, the adoptive son of Emperor Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius married a daughter of Antoninus Pius. Of Spanish ancestry with noble Roman affiliation, he received excellent training in rhetoric and literature, in philosophy and law. He succeeded Antoninus