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Marius the Epicurean

Author(s): Pater, Walter Pages: 267
Publisher: Macmillan Date of Publication: 1885
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: t/o M Aurelius (Code: 8a)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person: n
Subject: Philosophical thought in time of M Aurelius. Marius is an Epicurean but he is deeply interested also in both Stoicism & Christianity. --- Marius, a Roman noble during the time of Marcus Aurelius, becomes interested in Christianity and investigates it with his friend Cornelius. Adamson/WHF '98
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Rating: strongly recommended EFR; D HzB. 'I have never forgotten its atmosphere, the feeling it gave me for the quiet life & rural festivals of a Roman country estate.' (EFR)
Review By: EFR
Review In: CW 52.7 (204)

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