in Marcus Aurelius in Love

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780226713007
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226713021 | DOI:

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This chapter presents an exchange of letters between Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cornelius Fronto. The first letter, written by Marcus to Fronto, indicates that Marcus is longing for Fronto. Marcus also says: “Should I not burn with love of you when you've written this to me?” In his reply, Fronto makes a proposal to go for a walk down by the river Illyssus. Both letters are dated December 139 CE.

Keywords: Marcus Aurelius; letters; Marcus Cornelius Fronto; love; Illyssus

Chapter.  42450 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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