He kept the
image always with him. He started a home for orphan girls in her memory.
Marcus thus built up his empire and put it on a strong foundation. He died at the age of
fifty-nine as courageously and as calmly as he had lived.
Marcus Aurelius was thus not only a great soldier and emperor but also a philosopher. He
was a scholar and poet besides.
He searched his heart
and wrote out his wise thoughts in a book called the Meditations, which is famous even
today. It contains many noble thoughts and has been translated into many languages.
Marcus Aurelius believed that God is one, and he tried to
unite the world into one human family and make the law the same for all.