All that thou seest will quickly perish, and those who have been spectators
of its dissolution will very soon perish too. And he who dies at the
extremest old age will be brought into the same condition with him
who died prematurely.
served as Roman Emperor between 161 and 180 CE.
While on campaign between 170 and 180 CE, Aurelius wrote the Meditations,
one of the most important works of ancient Stoic philosophy.
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