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Power structure under Marcus Aurelius

Brennan, Peter


Recent years have produced quite a few biographies of Marcus Aurelius; of varying quality they all follow the chronological line of the encyclopaedias and none penetrates deeply into the reign. Two Frenchmen, Charles Parain and Pierre de Proyart, both uncritical in their indiscriminate use of sources uncited, especially the Historia Augusta, overemphasize the concept of Marcus as the philosopher king. So does A.S.L. Farquharson. This is a heritage from Marcus’ own Meditations. Only rarely are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10-24
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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