Marks the beginning of the ANTONINE AGE, a.k.a. "The High Empire".
Sought peace and prosperity for the people of Rome during a tranquil reign. The Adopted son of Hadrian, succeeded by Marcus Aurelius, with whom he was co-ruler. This marks the innovation of joint rule which is a later tactic adapted by Domitian.
Adopted by Marcus Aurelius, with whom he co-ruled.
A stoic philosopher, famous for his campaigns against the Parthians, Germans and Upper Danube
Son of Marcus Aurelius, was an immature and incapable individual who was assassinated by the senate, marking the end of the Antonine Dynasty.
Sought to identify himself as a god; He was a megalomaniac whose rule was marked by corruption.
Was appointed by assassins at the beginning of a troubled century to come, when 5 army generals bided for power, the victor being Septimus Severus.
North African from Libya (?), beginning of Severan Dynasty.
"A ruthless butcher"
Launched massive building spree @ ____
Arch of Septimus Severus commemorates Parthian victories
Sucessor of his father Septimus Severus along with his brother Geta
Geta soon gets murdered
Launches enormous building spree- baths of Caracalla
He's only around c. 6 years before he is murdered
Strengthens the frontiers & increases size of Army
Establishes TETRARCHY- different people in charge of different places in Rome - EAST = Diocletian, WEST= _____
Built palace for himself @ Split, Croatia
Unpleasant individual, 6 year rule saw the building of the temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Roma and Venus, _____
Christianity becomes a major issue in Rome, people demand inclusion
The battle of the ___ brings him back to Rome to fight Maxentius
Marks the end of the multiple people rule
Sees the empire becoming a Christian one
He rules from the East
Arch of Constantine commemorates victory of Milvian Bridge, 315 AD)
Resposible for the introduction of the Julian calendar