07-04-16 --- MMW 3 Lecture 6

07-04-16 --- MMW 3 Lecture 6 - 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. a. Four...

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a. Four Emperors after Augustus did not die a natural death i. Tiberius: Strangled/ poisoned by Caligula ii. Caligula: Murdered between Grandstand iii. Claudius: Poisoned by Mushrooms iv. Nero: Forced Suicide 2. legitimacy 3. Year of the 4 Emperors (68-69 AD): a. After the death of Nero, four emperors (including him) came and went in a year b. In order to be emperor by now, you must have an army c. This is the end of the Julian-Claudian dynasty (starting with Julius Caesar) d. Notice that army that becomes important e. Must have political experience 4. Praetorian Guard a. No police force until first century AD b. Rome was theoretically a weapons-free zone c. Started with the honored guards who got to sleep near the general during the daily camp during war-marching d. Emperor used this idea to make Praetorian Guard, and eventually lived right on the Palentine hill and turned into a personal bodyguard e. As long as you have Praetorians and an army on your side, you can be Emperor. Claudius elected by them
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course MMW 3 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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07-04-16 --- MMW 3 Lecture 6 - 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. a. Four...

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