A LifeBook - 2009
But Marcus Aurelius was much more than a philosopher. As emperor he stabilized the empire, issued numerous reform edicts, and defended the borders with success. His life itself represented the fulfillment of Plato's famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers and rulers philosophers.
Frank McLynn's Marcus Aurelius , based on all available original sources, is the definitive and most vivid biography to date of this monumental historical figure.