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Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cornelius Fronto

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226713007

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.001.0001

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(p.33) Letters
Marcus Aurelius in Love
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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

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