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THE STOICS : MARCUS AURELIUS

not one of those who are at all hours using the baths, nor was he afflicted with the mania for building. No connoisseur of the table, he cared little for the texture or colour of his dress and less for the looks of his slaves. At Lorium he usually wore a toga made at one of his villas on the coast ; a tunic, mostly, at Lanuvium ; in Tusculum he added an overcoat, about which he was rather apologetic, and all his habits were of the same simplicity. There was nothing harsh or intractable or violent about him ; he never rushed around as if the doctor had ordered him to get up a perspiration ;-all seemed to have been reasoned out in detail, deliberately, coolly, methodically, vigorously, and consistently. What was said of Socrates was equally applicable to him, that he could with like ease refrain from and enjoy those pleasures in the indulgence of which, with most men, the flesh is strong enough, in abstinence weak indeed ; whereas to have the strength to bear the latter and maintain sobriety in the former needs a soul perfect and invincible, such as he displayed in the illness of Maximus.

The next extract completes the character of Antoninus, and shows the ideal of kingship which Marcus set before himself.
TAKE heed lest thou become a Caesar indeed ; lest the purple stain thy soul. For such things have been. Then keep thyself simple, good, pure, and serious ; a friend to justice and the fear of God ; kindly, affectionate, and strong to do the right. Reverence Heaven and succour man. Life is short ; and earthly existence yields but one harvest, holiness of character and altruism of action. Be in everything a true disciple of Antoninus. Emulate his constancy in all rational activity, his unvarying equability, his purity, his cheerfulness of countenance, his sweetness, his contempt for notoriety, and his eagerness to come at the root of the matter.
Remember how he would never dismiss any subject until he

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