Roman Philosopher-Emperor who held belief in Stoicism. Reigned 161-180 CE and wrote Meditations. His just and benevolent rule was followed by that of his corrupt son, Commodus, who it was believed was sired by a gladiator.

"We are made for cooperation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of the upper and lower teeth. To act against one another then is contrary to nature."