Haines.58ff qtd. Scott, Samuel., trans. Marcus took the Parthicus Maximus now, after another tactful delay.
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HA Marcus.13; Birley, Marcus Aurelius, 123. His condition did not improve, and he abandoned the diet prescribed by his doctors, indulging himself in food and drink. Incriptiones Latinae Selectae ; Birley, Marcus Aurelius, 123. In 154, he was consul, nine years before the legal age of 32 ( Marcus held the office at 18 and 23 and in 161 was consul again with Marcus Aurelius as his senior partner. This book opens with him stranded in the Amazon jungle begging his son to let him kill himself so he wouldnt be a burden on their exploring party any longer. 230 The Armenian capital Artaxata was captured in 163. 165 Marcus and Lucius proved popular with the people of Rome, who strongly approved of their civiliter lacking pomp behavior.