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."