MARCUS AURELIUS

Marcus Aurelius
This is a picture from the column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome. It shows the Roman Army campaigning along the Danube. The Romans spent much time on this frontier. Marcus Aurelius spent much of his time campaigning there. When he was not campaigning he was writing his book called Consolation of Philosophy. Meanwhile his wife was sleeping around in Rome perhaps this influenced his son Commodus, who was totally unworthy to become emperor.
The column shows how the soldiers were in the garrison at Castledykes may have looked in 160 A.D.