EmperorsandTacitus

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Roman Emperors and an Introduction to Tacitus 4-16-10
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Julio-Claudians Augustus Caesar 29 B.C. - 14 A.D. Expansion into Germany. Augustus’ step-sons Tiberius and Drusus lead legions in Germany. Major defeat of Roman legions at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D. Tiberius 14 A.D. - 37 A.D. Caligula 37 A.D. - 41 A.D. Wants to expand, enters Gaul with the intention of invading Britain. Claudius 41 A.D. - 54 A.D. Invades Britain in 43 A.D. Nero 54 A.D. - 68 A.D. Major British rebellion in 60 A.D. (Boudica) Romans contain the rebellion
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Year of the Four Emperors 69 A.D. Galba Commander in Gallic Regions Otho Commander in Germany Vitellius Commander in Germany Vespasian Commander in the east (Judaea, Egypt, Syria)
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The Flavian Dynasty and its successors Vespasian 69 A.D. - 79 A.D. Titus 79 A.D. - 81 A.D. Agricola expands Roman control in Britain (77-81 A.D.) Domitian 81 A.D. - 96 A.D. Expands Roman territory and intensifies
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Unformatted text preview: fortification of border in Germany. Has a reputation for being ruthless and efficient. Is assassinated in 96 A.D. End of the Flavian Dynasty. Beginning of the term of the Five Good Emperors Nerva 96 A.D. - 98 A.D. Trajan 98 A.D. - 117 A.D. Campaigns in the north and northeast (Dacians). Publius Cornelius Tacitus Little information about his personal life. 56 A.D. - 117 A.D. Senator or even consul? From Southern Gaul? His often sympathetic presentation of barbarians supports this inference. Politician under the Flavians. Writes after the death of Domitian. Agricola and Germany (98 A.D.) Agricola is his father-in-law On the Orators (102) Histories (105) Covers the year of the four emperors and the Flavian dynasty. Only the first part survives. Annals (117) Covers the Julio-Claudians after the death of Augustus. Survives in parts....
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