Historia Augusta, 4. Marcus Aurelius

LCL 139: 132-133

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Marcus Antoninus

Marcus Antoninus

philosophus

Iulii Capitolini

I. Marco Antonino, in omni vita philosophanti viro et qui sanctitate vitae omnibus principibus antecellit, 2pater Annius Verus, qui in praetura decessit, avus Annius Verus, iterum1 consul et praefectus urbi, adscitus in patricios2 a Vespasiano et Tito censoribus, 3patruus Annius Libo consul, amita Galeria Faustina Augusta, mater Domitia Lucilla,3 Calvisii Tulli bis 4consulis filia, proavus paternus Annius Verus praetorius ex Succubitano municipio ex Hispania4 factus senator, proavus maternus Catilius Severus bis consul et praefectus urbi, avia paterna Rupilia Faustina, Rupilii Boni consularis filia, fuere.

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Marcus Antoninus

The Philosopher

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Julius Capitolinus

I. Marcus Antoninus, devoted to philosophy as long as he lived and pre-eminent among emperors in purity of life, was the son of Annius Verus, who died while praetor. His grandfather, named Annius Verus also, attained to a second consulship,1 was prefect of the city, and was enrolled among the patricians by Vespasian and Titus while they were censors. Annius Libo, a consul, was his uncle, Galeria Faustina Augusta,2 his aunt. His mother was Domitia Lucilla, the daughter of Calvisius Tullus, who served as consul twice.3 Annius Verus, from the town of Succuba in Spain, who was made a senator and attained to the dignity of praetor, was his father’s grandfather; his great-grandfather on his mother’s side was Catilius Severus,4 who twice held the consulship and was prefect of the city. His father’s mother was Rupilia Faustina, the daughter of Rupilius Bonus, a man of consular rank.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.historia_augusta_marcus_aurelius_antoninus.1921