Antoninus Pius
emperor from 138 to 161 AD
Marble
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“The more I treat with Antoninus, the more my esteem towards him turns into respect. This modest man possesses a virtue I hadn’t much thought about […] : kindness.”

Antoninus Pius

emperor from 138 to 161 AD

Marble

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The more I treat with Antoninus, the more my esteem towards him turns into respect. This modest man possesses a virtue I hadn’t much thought about […] : kindness.