Marcus Aurelius died.*
Being a Stoic,**
He took it in stride.
*Marcus Aurelius was the emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors. The others were in chronological order Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius.
**Stoicism, according to Bryan Magee, says that "our attitude in the face of our own mortality, or what may seem to us personal tragedy, should be one of unruffled acceptance. ["The Story of Thought" page 46]
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