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Fall_Roman_Empire - 1 “The summit of vice and “The summit of vice and infamy” infamy” The Fall of the Roman Empire in The Fall of the Roman

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Unformatted text preview: 2/23/2009 1 “The summit of vice and “The summit of vice and infamy”: infamy”: The Fall of the Roman Empire in The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West the West The Julio-Claudians who succeeded Augustus between 14 and 68 CE were a mixed lot of generally lousy emperors Tiberius Caligula Claudius Nero Weary of Nero’s self- indulgent non-rule, governor Galba revolted against the emperor Nero killed himself, but not before proclaiming “What an artist the world is losing in me” Augustus created the Praetorian Guard to protect the imperator . . . But the guard began to control and/or choose emperors—and eliminate them 2/23/2009 2 At 61, Vespasian became Rome’s imperator and launched the Flavian dynasty with sons Titus and Domitian The Flavian Dynasty was short-lived, but remarkable: Not Romans Not Nobiles Not Princeps . . . . . . and Vespasian and Titus built the Colosseum (Flavian Theatre) The Five Good Emperors launched a century-long “golden age” for Rome Nerva: Social Welfare Trajan: Expansion Hadrian: Defense Antoninus Pius: Order Marcus Aurelius: Ethics Delacroix’s Justice of Trajan Nerva Built on Augustus’ “bread and circuses” and formalized social welfare programs like the alimenta An alimenta record from Trajan’s reign 2/23/2009 3 Trajan’s Column recounted his many exploits to expand the Empire . . ....
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