Roman Emperors
History, facts and information about the good, bad and downright evil rulers of Ancient Rome - the Roman Emperors. Their story begins with the dictator Julius Caesar who was followed by his great Nephew Octavian who would become the first Roman Emperor, taking the name Augustus Caesar.  The content of this website provides comprehensive details of the Roman Emperors including facts and information about

 

Ancient Roman Emperors
The Roman Emperor Vespasian and his son Titus constructed the Roman Colosseum, built with the proceeds of money taken from Jerusalem. Many Roman Emperors enjoyed the spectacles that the Colosseum had to offer and many of the games were financed by the emperors themselves in order to gain favor with the 'mob'. There was even an Emperor who took great delight in participating in the games held at the Colosseum - the Emperor Commodus - who was featured in the  movie Gladiator starring Russell Crowe. Much of the movie was fiction rather than fact, for instance, chariots were never used in the Colosseum. This section features the history, facts and information about the famous Roman Emperors together with short biographies and facts about the part the Roman Emperors played in the persecution of the Christians and the history of the Colosseum and ancient Rome. A Short Biography, Interesting facts and information about the emperors of Ancient Rome.

Roman Emperors
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Roman Emperors History, Facts and Information
Short Biographies of Roman Emperors

List of Roman Emperors
Timeline of Roman Emperors
Dynasties of the Roman Emperors
Persecution of Christians
Evil Roman Emperors

Good Roman Emperors

Dynasty

List of Roman Emperors Names

Roman Emperors of the Julian-Claudian Dynasty
27 BC to AD 68
Julius Caesar (Dictator)
Julius Caesar Death

Augustus Caesar
Tiberius
Caligula
Claudius
Nero

The Year of the Four Emperors 68 - 69 AD Beginning of the Flavian Dynasty
Galba
Otho
Vitellius
Vespasian

Roman Emperors of the Flavian Dynasty 69AD - 96ADVespasian
Titus
Domitian

Five Good Emperors
and the Nervan / Antonine Dynasty
(96192)
Nerva
Trajan
Hadrian
Antoninus Pius
Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperors of the Antonine DynastyLucius Verus ( ruled jointly with Marcus Aurelius)
Commodus

Year of the Five Emperors
(192 - 193)
Pertinax
Didius Julianus
Pescennius Niger (usurper)
Claudius Albinus

Septimius Severus
Severan dynasty
(193 - 235)
Septimius Severus
Caracalla (ruled with Geta)
Geta (ruled with Caracalla)
Macrinus
Diadumenian (son of Macrinus)
Elagabalus

Alexander Severus
Crisis of the Third Century
Year of the Six Emperors
(238)
Start of the Barracks Emperors
(238 - 268)

 

Maximinus Thrax
Gordian I
Gordian II
Balbinus
Pupienus
Gordian III

Barracks Emperors
(238 - 268)
Philip the Arab
Philip II
Pacatian (usurper)
Jotapian (usurper)
Trajan Decius
Herennius Etruscus
Hostilian
Trebonianus Gallus
Volusian (joint ruler with father Trebonianus Gallus)
Aemilian
Valerian
Gallienus

Gallic Roman Emperors
(260 - 273)
Salonina Augusta (Empress)
Valerian II
Saloninus
Macrianus
Quietus
Regalianus
Postumus
Laelianus
Marius
Victorinus
Tetricus I
Tetricus II

Illyrian Roman Emperors
(268 - 285)
Claudius II (Gothicus)
Quintillus
Aurelian
Zenobia (Empress)
Tacitus
Florianus
Probus
Carus
Numerian
Carinus
Nigrian
Julian of Pannonia (usurper)

Roman Empire split into the
Western and Eastern Roman Empire in 285AD

Roman Emperors of the
Constantinian dynasty
(285 - 364)

Diocletian
Carausius (usurper)
Allectus (usurper)
Domitius Domitianus (usurper)
Maximianus
Constantius I
Galerius
Severus II
Maximinus
Maxentius (usurper)
Valerius Romulus
Domitius Alexander (usurper)
Licinius I
Licinius II
Valerian Valens
Sextus Martinianus
Constantine the Great
Crispus
Constantine II
Constans
Constantius II
Delmatius
Hannibalianus
Magnentius
Decentius (usurper)
Vetranio
Nepotian
Constantius Gallus
Julian the Apostate
Jovian
Roman Emperors of the Valentinian dynasty
(364 - 394)
Valentinian I
Valens
Procopius (usurper)
Gratian
Valentinian II
Theodosius I
Magnus (usurper)
Flavius Victor (usurper)
Eugenius
Arcadius
Roman Emperors of the Western Empire
(394 - 476)
Honorius
Constantine III
Constans II
Priscus Attalus
Jovinus
Sebastianus
Constantius III
Ioannes
Theodosius II
Valentinian III
Marcian
Petronius Maximus
Avitus
Leo I
Majorian
Libius Severus
Anthemius
Olybrius
Glycerius
Julius Nepos
Romulus Augustus


Dynasty

List of Roman Emperors Names


Roman Emperors History, Facts and Information
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Roman Emperors - the Caesars
The word "Caesar" was originally the name of an aristocratic patrician family of ancient Rome, the most famous being the dictator Julius Caesar who seized power when Rome was still a republic. The adopted son of Julius Caesar was Octavian who became the first Roman Emperor, taking the name Augustus Caesar, and all of the successors in the family used the name Caesar. The term became synonymous with the Roman Emperors and each succeeding emperor retained the name "Caesar" as part of their title.

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