Corrupted Imperial Rome

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Imperial Rome was an era that had drastic political benefits and deficits. There were a variety of different dynasties that ruled during this period. All of the dynasties ruled after the assassination of Julius Caesar. He was thought to be a conspirator of corruption, but his death was to promote corruption. Among the leaders of Rome, corruption was widespread.
Augustus was one of many leaders that supported corruption. Julius Caesar was executed for supporting corruption. Coincidentally, Julius Caesar’s successors were more corrupted than he supposedly was. The reason why Julius was killed was because Julius Caesar was for not doing his actions in secrecy and deceit. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, there were civil wars
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He gave signs of corruption, and these leaders often had harsh deaths. In the year 41 AD, Caligula was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard. His successor, Claudius, proved to be an emperor by adding Britain to the empire. During the years of 54 through 68 AD, Claudius died and Nero became emperor. Nero is one of the main conspirators. One of the reasons was because Nero forced Seneca, who was a philosopher that tutored Nero before becoming emperor, to commit suicide. He killed his mother, wife and his tutors. Nero believed that he was an excellent musician and forced his citizens to attend his concerts. Some of the cruelties were persecuting Christians by burning them alive at his garden parties. A fire broke out in 64 AD, and was caused by Nero so that he could build a new palace called “Domus Aurea.” Nero realized that there was a bounty on his head, so he fled Rome and killed himself in 68 AD (Stevenson).
The unreasonable dictatorship of Nero caused Romans to no longer trust the Julio-Claudian family. His corruption ruined the reputation of his family and Rome. Corruption is so popular, but so disliked by civilians. After Nero’s flee, a fight over emperor began, and Vespasian was included. Vespasian won the conflict and became emperor, so thus began the Flavian Dynasty. Vespasian died in 79 AD. Titus, Vespasian’s son, succeeded him and commanded to attack Jerusalem and destroy the ancient
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