Marcus Aurelius: Emperor of Rome, accomplished statesman, general, and philosopher.
Best known for his personal journal, which he called 'Meditations', Marcus Aurelius is a popular figure in history, being utilized in Ridley Scott's film 'Gladiator' as the wise and benevolent ruler of Rome and mentor to the film's protagonist. The portrayal of Marcus Aurelius in this fashion is no accident.
Known as one of the Five Good Emperors of Rome, he was even praised by Niccolo Machiavelli for having no need of praetorian cohorts, for he was defended by, to paraphrase, his own good life and the good-will of his subjects.
Because of his many accomplishments and the deep-reaching truth of his philosophical writings, he is often seen as the face, and mind, of modern Stoicism.
Whether to commemorate his life as a historical figure, or to remind you of any of his many quotes, verses, and passages that continue to inspire and encourage, this bust would make a statuesque addition to any end table, bookshelf, or office desk.
Made from poly-resin and hand-painted with an antique finish.
- 7.28 inches tall
- 6.3 inches wide at the shoulders
- 4.4 inches deep
- 3 lbs 13 ounces
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