Marcus Aurelius in Love
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Romersk kejser 161-80), Marc Aurčle ((empereur romain ;), Römisches Reich Mark Aurel, Fronton, Marcus Cornelius Fronto
University of Chicago Press, 2006 - 168 pages
In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this find disappointed many nineteenth-century readers, who had hoped for the letters to convey all of the political drama of Cicero’s. That the collection included passionate love letters between Fronto and the future emperor Marcus Aurelius was politely ignored—or concealed. And for almost two hundred years these letters have lain hidden in plain sight.