Why is Marcus Aurelius Called Verissimus?

How the Stoic Roman Emperor got his nickname

Early poster design for my graphic novel, Verissimus. Copyright D. Robertson.

You’ve probably heard of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher. He’s the author of The Meditations, one of the most popular self-improvement classics of all time. Even if you’ve not read that book, maybe you saw Richard Harris playing him in the first act of the Russell Crowe movie Gladiator (2000).

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Donald J. Robertson

Donald J. Robertson

Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor (2019), featured in Forge, The Guardian. https://read.macmillan.com/lp/verissimus/

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