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Marcus Aurelius noun

Dad’s pet name for Mark


The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161–180 CE) was a bit of a hero to Dad, and possibly the reason Mark was given such a then-rare name

Collected by

Dad – 1950s
George Iliff – father of Mark, JM, G & Bel


Young Mark didn’t get the allusion at all, and was once heard to wail, “I’m NOT a relius!”

Submitted: 05/12/2021 by Mark

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