Marcus Annius Catilius Severus (Aurelius) Anni Veri

Marcus Annius Catilius Severus (Aurelius) Anni Veri (0121 - 0180)

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Marcus Annius Catilius Severus "Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus" Anni Veri formerly Aurelius aka Antoninus, Aurelii Fulvi
Born in Romemap
Son of [father unknown] and
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Husband of — married [date unknown] in Italymap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Castel Sant'Angelomap
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Marcus Aurelius (26 Apr 121AD Rome - 17 Mar 180AD Vindobona or Sirmium)

Gens: (birth) Annii Veri;[1] (imperial) Aurelii Fulvi[2]

Birth Name: Marcus Annius Catilius Severus; Marcus Catilius Severus

Family Name: Antoninus[3]

Dynasty: Antonine[4]

Imperial Name: Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

bur. Castel Sant'Angelo (Mausoleum of Hadrian). Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy


Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180, co-ruled with Lucius Verus from 161 until Verus' died in 169. He's the last of the "Five Good Emperors," and one of the Stoic philosophers.


Father: Marcus Annius Verus ( senator and praetor)[5]

Mother: Domitia Lucilla[6]


After Marcus Annius Verus died in 124, the elder Verus adopted and raised Marcus Aurelius and his sister Annia Cornificia Faustina.


  • Benario, H.W. (n.d.). Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 161-180).[7]
  • "Marcus Aurelius." Encyclopedia Britannica.[8]

Ancient sources

  • Aelius Aristides. Orationes (Orations).
  • Aurelius Victor. De Caesaribus.
  • Codex Justinianus (Scott, 1932[9])
  • Digest. (Scott, 1932[10])
  • Cassius Dio. Roman History. (Cary, trans.[11])
  • Epitome de Caesaribus. (Banchich, 2009[12])
  • Fronto, Marcus Cornelius. (Haines, 1920[13] [14])
  • Galen. (ad Pisonem de Theriaca; de Antidotis)
  • Gellius, Aulus. Noctes Atticae "Attic Nights". (Rolfe, 1927–28, Vol. 1 - 2.[15]).
  • Herodian. Ab Excessu Divi Marci (Echols, 1961[16] [17])
  • Institutes. (Scott, 1932.[18]).
  • Lucian. ("Alexander"; Harmon, 1936;[19] Historia Quomodo Conscribenda; Fowler, 1905[20][21] Imagines; Fowler, 1905;[22][23] Pro Imaginibus; Fowler, 1905[24][25] )
  • Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Meditations. (Farquharson, 1946)
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece. (Jones, 1918.[26] [27]).
  • Philostratus. Heroicus (Aiken, Bradshaw & Maclean, 2007[28])
  • Quintilian. Institutio Oratoria (Butler, 1920–22[29])
  • Scriptores Historiae Augustae (Authors of the Historia Augusta). Historia Augusta (Magie, 1921–32;[30] Birley, 1976).
  • Themistius. Orationes (Orations).

Modern sources

  • Astarita, Maria L. Avidio Cassio (in Italian). Rome: Edizione di Storia e Letteratura, 1983.
  • Barnes, Timothy D. "Hadrian and Lucius Verus." Journal of Roman Studies 57:1–2 (1967): 65–79.
  • Birley, Anthony R. Marcus Aurelius: A Biography. New York: Routledge, 1966, rev. 1987. ISBN 0-415-17125-3
  • Birley, Anthony R. "Hadrian to the Antonines." In The Cambridge Ancient History Volume XI: The High Empire, A.D. 70–192, edited by Alan Bowman, Peter Garnsey, and Dominic Rathbone, 132–94. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-521-26335-1
  • Champlin, Edward. "The Chronology of Fronto." Journal of Roman Studies 64 (1974): 136–59.
  • Champlin, Edward. Fronto and Antonine Rome. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980. ISBN 0-674-32668-7
  • Furtak, Rick Anthony. "Marcus Aurelius: Kierkegaard's Use and Abuse of the Stoic Emperor." In Kierkegaard and the Roman World, edited by Jon Stewart, 69-74. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7546-6554-0
  • Millar, Fergus. The Roman Near East: 31 BC – AD 337. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-674-77886-3
  • McLynn, Frank. Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor. London: Bodley Head, 2009. ISBN 978-0-224-07292-2 online review
  • Stephens, William O. Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4411-2561-3
  • Stertz, Stephen A. "Marcus Aurelius as Ideal Emperor in Late-Antique Greek Thought." The Classical World 70:7 (1977): 433–39.
  • Syme, Ronald. "The Ummidii." Historia 17:1 (1968): 72–105.


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On October 31, 2013 at 04:57GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

I'm going off the Encyclopedia Britannica source so we can get some dates added to our good Caesar here.

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