The High Point

Period Overview

Commodus as Hercules Bust

Emperor Commodus

Life: AD 161 – 192 Commodus Early Life Lucius Aurelius Commodus was born on 31 August AD 161 at Lanuvium, roughly 14 miles south-east of Rome. Of the fourteen children …

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Emperor Lucius Verus

Emperor Lucius Verus

Life: AD 130 – 169 Emperor Lucius Verus, with the birthname Lucius Ceionius Commodus, was born on 15 December AD 130, the son of a man of the same name …

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Marcus Aurelius

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Life: AD 121 – 180 Early Life of Marcus Aurelius Marcus Annius Verus was born in Rome on 26 April AD 121. His paternal great-grandfather, Annius Verus from Uccubi (near …

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Emperor Antoninus Pius

Emperor Antoninus Pius

Life: AD 86 – 161 Early Life Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionus Arrius Antoninus was born on 19 September AD 86 at Lanuvium (ca. 20 miles south of Rome). His family …

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Publius Aelius Hadrianus - "Hadrian" Bust

Emperor Hadrian

Life: AD 76 – 138 The Early Life of Emperor Hadrian Publius Aelius Hadrianus was born on 24 January AD 76, probably in Rome, though his family lived in Italica …

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Marcus Ulpius Trajanus Trajan Bust

Emperor Trajan

Life: AD 52 – 117 Marcus Ulpius Trajanus was born on 18 September in Italica near Seville, most likely in the year AD 52. His Spanish origin made him the …

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Marcus Cocceius Nerva Bust

Emperor Nerva

Life: AD 30 – 98 Marcus Cocceius Nerva was born on 8 November in Narnia, 50 miles north of Rome. He was born into the household of a wealthy lawyer …

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Five Good Emperors

The ‘Five Good Emperors’

Period: AD 96 – 192 Marcus Cocceius Nerva – “Nerva” Reign: AD 96 – 98 The rule of ‘Five Good Emperors’ starts with the murder of┬áDomitian, as there was no …

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