Emperors of Rome

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Imperatori di Roma
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Rulers in every state always have a big role when it comes to progress as a whole. It is no longer a surprise why they always have a space on pages in a history book even if they administered with tyranny or directed in democracy.


Augustus or better known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, is among the emperors of Rome under the Julio- Claudian Dynasty. Preserving the exterior structure of the republic, he was in position for more than forty years. He exercised an autocracy form of government where all powers belonged solely belonged to him. Augustus was able to put into seizure civil wars that lasted for about a century. With such, there was an era of prosperity that was known as the Pax Romana.

His father came from a respectable family of the equestrian class but he was able to govern Macedonia. On the other hand, his mother was the niece of Julius Caesar who married Lucius Marcius Philippus when his first husband died. When Augustus was already fifteen years old, he was elected to the College of Pontiffs. His grandfather, Julius Caesar, requested that he join his staff for a campaign in Africa. However, his mother did not allow him because he was still very young. A year after, he was already permitted to go to Hispania where there was a plan to combat the forces of Pompey. For the second time around, he got sick and the travel once again did not push through. After some years, he was then became one of the emperors of Rome.


Vespasian or better known as Titus Flavius Vespasianus, is among the emperors of Rome under the Flavian Dynasty. His reign may have only been short- lived but he was immediately succeeded by his sons Domitian and Titus. After the Year of the Four Emperors, he rose to great authority. He is notable for the changes made after the downfall of the Julio- Claudian Dynasty founded by Augustus as well as the promotions contending Judea.

His father, Titus Flavius Sabinus, was of the equestrian class who was a customs official in the Province of Asia. At the same instance, he was also a money- lender on a small scale business in Aventicum. His mother, Vespasia Polla, was the one who urged him to be of public service. Vespasian was nomoinated as an quaestor where he was able to serve in Crete and Cyrene. Not long after, he rose from the ranks as an aedile on his second attempt. When it comes his private life, he tied the knots with Flavia Domitilla where they have two sons namely Titus Flavius Vespanius and Titus Flavius Domitianus as well as a daughter, Domitilla. When his wife died, his mistress, Caenis, became his life partner until her death. After some years, he was then became one of the emperors of Rome.

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