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    Constantine I is known as the first Roman Emperor to convert the Roman Empire to Christianity. He is also known to have stopped the long lived persecution of Christians and converted himself to Christianity. He was the first Roman Emperor to initiate Christianity as the key religion in Rome and provide a distinctively Christian culture that allowed the growth and prosperity of Rome to flourish. Constantine I is also known as Constantine the Great. He lived in the third century following his birth in Ancyrona, near Nicomedia, Bithynia around 280 CE. He was born into a strict military family and was the son of Flavius Valerius Constantius, an army officer, and his wife Helena. Constantine was brought up in the Eastern Empire of Rome. In…

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    Many Emperors during the Roman Empire ruled with power. They used the military force to keep their subjects under control by instilling fear in the people. However, not every Roman Emperor ruled through power. Trajan, the emperor from 98-117, ruled through a combination of benevolent acts and decisive action. He used the power of the military to expand the borders of the empire and fix inflation, but he designed and promoted policies to improve the living conditions and job opportunities of the…

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    Titus was born to a future roman emperor who would shape both his political and military career. He was sort of odd considering his social habits and there was fear of him becoming a tyrannical ruler., but that all changed when he was appointed emperor. Titus’ rule had a very positive impact on roman society despite his actions before-hand. Titus was the son of the roman emperor Vespasian and Domitilla I. Because of his father’s position and advancement while Claudius was in rule, his family…

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    The Roman political system revolved around the emperor. Being the central head of the government, effectiveness of the emperor was key in determining the successfulness of the empire. In the third-century, many of these emperors were selected and deposed of by the army and the power begun to switch from politics to the military. Armies played key roles in determining who ascended to power and this can be seen in the conflict between Philip and Decius, Carinus and Diocletian, as well as emperors…

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    The first Roman Emperor, Augustus, began his reign in 27 BC with the establishment of an era known as Pax Romana or The Roman Peace, a span of roughly two hundred years involving peacefulness and minimal expansion by Roman military forces. Considered a miracle following the end of the Final War of the Roman Republic, the Roman Senate commissioned Ara Pacis Augustea or Altar of Augustan Peace, to honor the Emperor, and align his leadership with the Roman goddess of peace, Pax. A correlation that…

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    Their meaning: I came I saw and I conquered. This is exactly what Roman Emperor Hadrian did when he built the famous wall across Britain. Hadrian’s wall was truly a magnificent accomplishment. Unlike the Great Wall of China, it was not built from slave labor or anything of the sort, but skilled craftsman, many of who gave their lives for Rome. In 122 A.D., Hadrian ordered his troops to construct a wall for protection of Britannia and keep the Scottish tribes in check. The Picts were a…

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    This emperor was one the most remarkable and talented individual Rome has produced and he was one the central figures of the “5 Good Emperors.” Hadrian was born on January 24, 76 C.E. near Naples, Italy where Trajan was Emperor at the time. At the age of 10, Hadrian had traveled to Italica for the 1st time but didn’t stay for too long. During his years he was a military tribune with three different legions in consecutive years and at the age of 32 he was consulted. As an emperor Hadrian has come…

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    where numerous emperors and empresses ruled with an iron fist, causing mass destruction to happen within their societies. One of the most ruthless and vicious emperor in 54 CE was Roman Emperor Nero, a devious leader that strived to protect his power at all costs. Although Nero rose to power with the intent of enhancing cultural life in the Roman Empire, his quickly…

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    Octavian) because it had no royal connotations. In actuality, Augustus had auctoritas (‘authority’) far greater than that of merely a Princeps. He was an Emperor, but he did not explicitly say so, for his predecessor Julius Caesar had done similarly and as a consequence was assassinated by Senators for fear of his tyranny. There have been many Roman generals in the past who have made the transition between oligarchy and autocracy seem seamless due to…

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    Charles was born in Ghent, Belgium on February 24, 1500 who was the child of Philip of Burgundy and Joanna of Spain. The Emperor Charles V made a last attempt to restore the medieval all-inclusive realm. His opponents were in this way the European national states; particularly France; the German rulers; the Turks; additionally the Pope. He controlled the Netherlands, Bohemia, Hungary, Naples, Sicily and Sardinia. Administering Spain implied controlling Spanish America and in Charles' chance…

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