First emperor; repeatedly given additional 10-year terms. Built up Rome with items brought from Egypt. "Found Rome in bricks, left it in marble."
During this time, Rome fought German barbarians
14 AD - 37 AD
his nephew, Germanicus, served as general and was very good and honorable. Tiberius was jealous of Germanicus, had him poisoned. Tiberius put many to death and ended up being smothered by a head guard.
37 AD - 41 AD
son of Germanicus; lost his parents at a young age and became cruel. After an illness, behaved erratically (fed horse at table, made romantic interludes to the moon)
41 AD - 54 AD
Caligula's uncle; half witted; reign tainted by poor relationships, unfaithful wives. Second wife Agrippa connived to shut out Claudius' son Britannicus as the next leader, and put her son Nero in place instead.
54 AD - 68 AD
known for persecuting Christians; inflicted terror. Last emperor related to Augustus
68 AD - 69 AD
70 years old when took office, ineffective in leading as he desired to
69 AD - 79 AD
79 AD - 81 AD
81 AD - 96 AD
96 AD - 98 AD
98 AD - 117 AD
117 AD - 138 AD
138 AD - 161 AD
161 AD - 169 AD
co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius until Lucius' death
161 AD - 180 AD
180 AD - 192 AD
27 BC - 180 AD
200 year period of relative Roman Peace
Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection
70 AD - 80 AD
Titus levels Jerusalem and burns all synagogues in Judea. Jews taken captive to Rome.