Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor nearly 2,000 years ago, is widely known as a Stoic leader

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Despite coming from a prominent family, his path to becoming Emperor was unexpected. His rule faced challenges such as wars, barbarian tribes, the rise of Christianity, and a deadly plague. Marcus’ diary, Meditations, sets him apart from other leaders by offering guidance on virtues, self-discipline, ethics, humility, and strength.

THE HALL OF STOIC PHILOSOPHERS

Junius Rusticus

Seneca

Marcus Aurelius

Epictetus

Statue of Thrasea Paetus

Thrasea Paetus

Lucius Annaeus

Diotimus

Publius Rutilius Rufus

Porcia of Cato

Cicero

Posidonius

Panaetius of Rhodes