12 Roman Empire 020411

12 Roman Empire 020411 - The Roman Empire Rule by One Man...

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Unformatted text preview: The Roman Empire Rule by One Man The Roman Republic was based on the principle that “there would be no king.” The Republic began its decline when single rulers became too powerful. Caesar was killed, in part, because he tried to set himself up as a king. Rule by One Man It is ironic, then, that the Roman Empire is characterized by rule by single, powerful individuals. “Good” and “bad” emperors are determined on whether they were good or bad for the empire. Octavian/Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus Ruled: 27 BC–AD 14 Octavian, nephew of Julius • Augustus—“the greatest” • Declared to be son of a god • His title for himself: Princeps civitatis • Auctoritas = prestige, power from trust, influence Discussion Who else has had this kind of power? How does a leader get this kind of power? Caesar Augustus 27 BC–AD 69 Julio-Claudians Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius, Nero, Year of the Four Emperors Time Span Dynasty Rulers 69–96 Flavians Vespasian, Titus, Domitian 96–193 Nervan-Antonian Nerva, Trajan, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus 193–284 Crisis during the 3rd Century Many military emperors 284–308 Tetrarchy Diocletian 308–337 Constantinian Constantine the Great 337–476 Post-Constantinian Julian the Apostate, Theodocius, Romulus Augustus Claudius, Aggripina, and Nero Nero 27 BC–AD 69 Julio-Claudians Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius, Nero, Year of the Four Emperors Time Span Dynasty Rulers 69–96 Flavians Vespasian, Titus, Domitian 96–193 Nervan-Antonian Nerva, Trajan, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus 193–284 Crisis during the 3rd Century Many military emperors 284–308 Tetrarchy Diocletian 308–337 Constantinian Constantine the Great 337–476 Post-Constantinian Julian the Apostate, Theodocius, Romulus Augustus Flavians Military leaders • Brought stability after the “crazies” of the late Julio-Claudians Great expansion of the Empire • Resistance • Britain (farthest frontier) Flavians Put down the revolts of the Jews 27 BC–AD 69 Julio-Claudians Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius, Nero, Year of the Four Emperors Time Span Dynasty Rulers...
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  • Terry,R
  • emperors Diocletian Constantine, Emperor Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximianus Invictus Augustus, Span Dynasty Rulers, Time Span Dynasty, Century Tetrarchy Constantinian

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