Definition of Marcus Annius Verus
1. Noun. Emperor of Rome; nephew and son-in-law and adoptive son of Antonius Pius; Stoic philosopher; the decline of the Roman Empire began under Marcus Aurelius (121-180).
Generic synonyms: Emperor Of Rome, Roman Emperor
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1. The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical and ...by John Clark Ridpath by John Clark Ridpath (1898)
"His original name was Marcus Annius Verus; but his father having died while he was an infant, he was adopted by his uncle, Aurelius Antoninus (surnamed ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"... son-in-law and successor of Antoninus Pius, born AD 121, ascended the throne in 161, died March 17, 180. His original name was Marcus Annius Verus. ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"His original name was Marcus Annius Verus. On his father's death, he was adopted by his grandfather, who spared no pains to render him preeminent in every ..."
4. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Paul Barron Watson (1884)
"... and that upon assuming the toga uirilis he laid aside this name and was known simply as Marcus Annius Verus. Capit., M. Ant. Phil., c. ..."