THE ROMAN DYNASTIES OF ROME & CONSTANTINOPLE

96-192AD
NERVAN- ANTONIAN DNASTY
5 GOOD EMPERORS 96AD-192AD

The Five Good Emperors and the Nervan / Antonine Dynasty (96–192). The Five Good Emperors were Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. The Five Good Emperors were so named by the political philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli who gave them this name in 1503 due to their good government and the respect given to them by the people of Rome. The Nervan and Antonine dynasty consisted of the "Five Good Emperors" (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius) together with Lucius Verus, who ruled jointly with Marcus Aurelius, and Commodus the son of Marcus Aurelius

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NERVA 96 -98 AD

ARCVS COCCEIVS NERVA CAESAR AVGVSTVS
BORN 8 NOVEMBER 30AD, Near NARNI, Italia
RULE 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS 18 SEPTEMBER 96 AD – 27 January 98 AD
Appointed by the Senate

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NERVA 96-98 AD
BUSTS OF
NERVA FROM MUSEUMS:, ROME, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, , NAPLES, FLORENCE

 

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TRAJAN 98 AD -117 AD

CAESAR MARCVS VLPIVS NERVA TRAIANVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 18 SEPTEMBER 53 AD, ITALICA, HISPANIA BAETICA
RULE 19 YEARS 7 MONTHS 28 January 98 AD – 7 AUGUST 117 AD

Adopted son and heir of Nerva
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TRAJAN 98-117 AD
BUSTS OF
TRAJAN FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, ROME, Toulouse,FLORENCE,OSTIA

 

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HARDRIAN 117 AD - 138 AD

CAESAR PVBLIVS AELIVS TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Born 24 JANUARY 76 AD,ITALICA, HISPANIA BAETICA (OR ROME)
RULE 21 YEARS 11 AUGUST 117AD – 10 JULY 138 AD
Adopted son and heir of Trajan
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HARDRIAN 117-138 AD
BUSTS OF
HARDRIAN FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, Istanbul, ROME, VENNIA, FLORECE, VENICE, SEVILLE

 

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ANTONINUS PIUS 138AD - 161 AD

CAESAR TITVS AELIVS HADRIANVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS
BORN 86AD, NEAR LANUVIUM, ITALY
RULE 22 YEARS 7 MONTHS 11 JULY 138 AD – 7 MARCH161 AD
Adopted son and heir of Hadrian

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ANTONINUS PIUS 138 -161 AD
BUSTS OF
ANTONINUS PIUS FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, Copenhagen, ROME,FLORECE, SICILY

 

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LUCIUS VERUS 161 AD - 169AD

CAESAR LVCIVS AVRELIVS VERVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 15 DECEMBER 130 AD, ROME
RULE 8 YEARS 7 MARCH 161 AD – MARCH 169 AD
Adopted son and heir of Antoninus Pius; Co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius until death
Natural causes (Plague?)
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LUCIUS VERUS 161 - 169 AD
BUSTS OF
LICIUS VERUS FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, ROME,, VENICE, VENNIA

 

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MARCUS AURLIUS 161 AD -180 AD

CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 26 APRIL 121AD, ROME
RULE 19 YEARS 17 MARCH 161AD - 17 MARCH 180 AD
Adopted son and heir of Antoninus Pius; Co-emperor with Lucius Verus until 169 AD
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MACUS AURLIUS 161 - 180 AD
BUSTS OF
MARCUS AURLIUS FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, Istanbul, ROME, VENNIA,, Toulouse,

 

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COMMODUS 177 AD -192 AD

CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 31 AUGUST161AD, LANUVIUM, ITALIA
RULE 15 YEARS 177AD - 31 DECEMBER 192 AD
Natural son of Marcus Aurelius; joint emperor from 177 AD
Assassinated in palace, strangled to death
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COMMODUS 177 - 192 AD
BUSTS OF
COMMODUS FROM MUSEUMS: LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, Istanbul, ROME,VENNIA, Toulouse

 

 

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