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A spouse to Marcus Aurelius offers the 1st complete selection of essays to discover all crucial elements in terms of modern Marcus Aurelius studies.• First choice of its variety to fee new state of the art scholarship on Marcus Aurelius• Features readings that disguise all points of Marcus Aurelius, together with resource fabric, biographical info, and writings• Contributions from a global solid of best Aurelius scholars• Addresses evolving points of the reception of the Meditations

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Then comes the first usurper, Avidius Cassius, portrayed very positively, in the only vita under the name of ‘Vulcacius Gallicanus’, who informs Diocletian that he plans lives of all who had the title imperator, ‘whether justly or unjustly, so that you. 3). It was then as part of his attempt at originality that the author produced a separate vita of Lucius Verus, evidently hived off from Maximus’ lengthy vita of Marcus, and, even worse, created largely fictional vitae of two minor figures, Aelius Caesar and the usurper Avidius Cassius.

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