On the steps of Marcus Aurelius: visiting Carnuntum

If you have a chance, go to Carnuntum, near Vienna, and visit the site where the emperor-philosopher Marcus Aurelius wrote some of his famous Meditations

View of part of the site, including a reconstruction of the public baths and the area of the forum, photo by the Author.

Some people go to Mecca. Others to see the Pope in St. Peter’s Square. I go to sites that are connected to ancient…



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Philosophy as a Way of Life

by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/