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The 1900th Anniversary of the Birth of Marcus Aurelius Issue number
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     Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) was the adopted son of Emperor Antoninus Pius (86 – 161), and he ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180. Marcus Aurelius was a significant proponent of Stoicism and is often referred to as “the philosopher on the emperor's throne”. Despite this the whole of his reign was affected by the Marcomannic Wars. The war also approached the territory of, what is today, Slovakia, where the Romans fought battles against the Quadi. During the second Germanic campaign, from 170 to 180, Marcus Aurelius wrote the Meditations or Notes to Himself in Greek (in Greek...

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