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Domitian [81-96] Reigned from 81 till his death in 96 Last of the Flavian dynasty Gained military renown during campaigns in Germania and Judaea in the 60s Traditional view holds that he was a cruel and paranoid tyrant. He ranks among the most reviled rulers in Roman history with Caligula and Nero. Although hostile contemporary authors probably exaggerated his harshness. The Empire was no longer a Republic, he took the power from the Senate and governed as a divine monarch or despot Invested lots of money to embellish the city with buildings such as the Temple of Jupiter and a place on the Palatine Hill
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Stadium Domitiani Stadium Domitiani – Stadium of – Stadium of Domitian Domitian In the Campus Martius, which was In the Campus Martius, which was an open field that was gradually an open field that was gradually being filled in with monuments being filled in with monuments Piazza Navona: Piazza Navona: Another recycled obelisk. Another recycled obelisk. Has garbled hieroglyphs that were Has garbled hieroglyphs that were obviously not made by an Egyptian obviously not made by an Egyptian Santa Maria Sopra Minerva: Church with temple to Isis and Serapis beneath it Plaques on the wall show date and height of the Tiber Hippodrome Hippodrome at the Palace of Domitian at the Palace of Domitian (Domus Augustana) (Domus Augustana)
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Nerva [96-98] Following Domitian’s murder the Roman Senate elected Nerva. However he was unable to assert his authority over the Roman army and a revolt by the Praetorian Guard in 97 forced him to adopt the more popular Trajan as his successor. He died of natural causes in 98 and was succeeded and deified by his adopted son Trajan. Considered a wise and moderate emperor and was the first of the Five Good Emperors, an idea purported by Gibbons. This was the time when mankind was happy, prosperous, and blessed. Freedom of religion, safe borders, and the happiest times on earth. Nerva – Trajan – Hadrian – Antonius Pius –Marcus Aurelius
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Forum of Nerva The forum closed off a major street that was used by pedestrians Image of Arachne and Minerva on top of the column Wall with projected free-standing columns became a way of having a colonnade without requiring too much space. There is elaborately decorated friezes above the architrave and a very ornate cornice There was a frieze with mortals who slightly overlapped with the divine, a fine line they were always worried about
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Trajan [98 – 117] Was a General in the Roman army Best known for his extensive public building programs, which reshaped the city of Rome and left multiple enduring landmarks such as Trajan’s Forum, Trajan’s Market, aqueduct, Lighthouse at Ostia, and Trajan’s Column He was always away on military campaigns in Germany or Romania and other “restive” areas He favored the Julio-Claudian hairstyle and no beard During his rule, Rome’s power was at its zenith Had a good reputation that has survived undiminished for centuries
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Trajan’s Forum Designed by
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