Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond
Lexington Books

Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond

  • Publish Date: 2014-07-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Geoff W. Adams

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This book examines the biography of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It seeks to further understand the author of the Historia Augusta alongside the reminiscences of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Geoff W. Adams arrives at this understanding through a study of a wide range of literary texts. Marcus Aurelius was a very important ruler of the Roman Empire, who has had an impact symbolically, philosophically, and historically upon how the Roman Empire has been envisioned. Adams achieves this end to bring a clearer understanding to his representation and to modern interpretations of his highly interpreted and romanticized representations in the ancient texts.

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