STOICISM | How Marcus Aurelius Keeps Calm

Needless to say, Marcus Aurelius was a busy man, carrying the burden of leadership over an empire, and all the stress that comes from this. His work, Meditations, gives us an idea of how he coped.

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Marcus (1): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1c/Marcus_Aurelius_Louvre_MR561_n02.jpg/800px-Marcus_Aurelius_Louvre_MR561_n02.jpg
Marcus (2): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Marcus_Aurelius_Ephesus_Museum.jpg/800px-Marcus_Aurelius_Ephesus_Museum.jpg
Marcus (3): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/Head_Marcus_Aurelius_archmus_Heraklion.jpg/800px-Head_Marcus_Aurelius_archmus_Heraklion.jpg
Marcus (4): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Marcus_Aurelius_head_sculpture_from_Sagalasos_Turkey.jpg/800px-Marcus_Aurelius_head_sculpture_from_Sagalasos_Turkey.jpg
Marcus (5): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/Hubert-Robert-Landscape-with-the-Ruins-of-the-Round-Temple-with-a-Statue-of-Venu…Marcus-Aurelius.jpg/1024px-Hubert-Robert-Landscape-with-the-Ruins-of-the-Round-Temple-with-a-Statue-of-Venu…Marcus-Aurelius.jpg
Marcus (6): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Replica_della_statua_equestre_di_Marco_Aurelio_%28Roma%29.jpg/1024px-Replica_della_statua_equestre_di_Marco_Aurelio_%28Roma%29.jpg

Stoa Athens: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Stoa_in_Athens.jpg/1024px-Stoa_in_Athens.jpg
Stoa Attalus: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ac/Second_floor_detail_Stoa_of_Attalus_Athens.jpg/1024px-Second_floor_detail_Stoa_of_Attalus_Athens.jpg

Zeno: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Paolo_Monti_-_Servizio_fotografico_%28Napoli%2C_1969%29_-_BEIC_6353768.jpg/800px-Paolo_Monti_-_Servizio_fotografico_%28Napoli%2C_1969%29_-_BEIC_6353768.jpg
Memento mori: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori#/media/File:StillLifeWithASkull.jpg

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