Year of the Four Emperors: Chaos In Ancient Rome

It can be easy to forget that, although Augustus established an imperial system that successfully passed rule through the five members of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty, the position of princeps, or first man, was a shaky and dangerous one to occupy. Romans hated kings and had disposed of more than one powerful man who amassed too much power. It was a combination of the failing Republican system and his shrewd political and military skill that allowed Augustus’s success. In the years that follow..

Year of the Four Emperors: Chaos In Ancient Rome

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