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date: 19 May 2019

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This article examines philosophy and Roman philosophers, who were highly regarded but not considered worthy enough for public support. It begins by studying Emperor Marcus Aurelius' interest in philosophy, and then looks at philosophy as training for public service. The next section studies the “curriculum” for training in philosophy, along with the perception and function of philosophy in the Roman Empire.

Keywords: philosophy, philosophers, Marcus Aurelius, public service, curriculum, function, perception

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