The son of Marcus Aurelius,’ Commodus Antoninus, came to power in the wake of his father’s death in March of 180 CE. From the death of Marcus Aurelius came the end to the Five Good Emperors. Commodus’ reign lasted from 180 to 192 CE and he described it as a “golden age.” (cite) However, this was far from the truth. Commodus succumbed to the lure of self-indulgence and become a megalomaniac. Along with those two flaws, he also held deep antagonism against the Senate. (cite)
The Goths would continue pillaging the countryside of Rome, gathering resources and soldiers made up of prisoners of Rome and former slaves, and in 378 AD they went up against the emperor Valens himself at the battle of Adrianople. Consequently, Emperor Valens, along with two-thirds of his armies, perished under the brute force of Fritigern armies. This was one of the most devastating defeat to the Romans in centuries. The Visigoths armies would split in 380 AD with the Greuthungi going north to invade, and the Therving going south. The new Eastern Roman Emperor, Theodosius I, would campaign against the Goths and either defeated or signed a peace treaty with the Greuthungi Goths. Western Rome would send two generals to help its eastern counterpart against the remaining Goths producing no results, and in 382 AD, Rome would end the war with a treaty, allowing land distribution to the visigoths, while they agreed to produce men for Rome’s ever diminishing military. Rome would break the treaty with the foreigners after the death of Theodosius I a few years later, creating a series of catastrophic events for the western division of the empire.
Lucius Septimius Severus was born in a Afrivan descent family on 1 Aprils AD 145 at Lepcis Magna in Tripolitania. His paternal great-grandfater who was moved from Lepcis Magna to Italy, and then became an equestrian. It was the most likely of Punic origin and his mom, Fulvia Pia, she was from a family which was moved from Africa to Italy. Lucius Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from 193 AD to 211 AD. Severus caught hold of power after the Emperor Pertinax was death in 193 AD during the year of the fifth Emperor.
Sejanus rose to fame as commander and chief of the praetorian guard from 14 CE until his death in 31 CE. In the 20s CE Sejanus gradually grew powerful by exerting his influence over Tiberius and eliminating any political opponents. When apparently under Sejanus’ encouragement and instructions Tiberius retired to Capri in 26 CE, Sejanus was left to handle the administration of the empire, his ruling imperium thus becoming authoritative. In 31 CE he became consul and had aspirations of also acquiring tribunician power. But during that same year he swiftly fell from grace amongst general suspicion and accusations of scheming against the life of Tiberius and the future emperor Caligula; he was quickly arrested, trialled in the senate, and executed
After nineteen years of ruling Rome, Marcus Aurelius died on March 17, 180 in Vindobona, which is currently Vienna. He died of a plague while in the middle of yet another war to defend the territory of Rome. Aurelius was succeeded by his son, Commodus, who was the polar opposite of his father. Commodus was a corrupt and evil ruler. Apparently, his father was never aware of this fact, for Commodus fooled him into believing they were of the same mind when it came to ruling. Commodus was the first of the bad emperors to Aurelius’ last of the good emperors. This lack of an able ruler cemented the descent of the Roman empire.
His murder in AD 192 was followed by a civil war by rivals to the throne. A series of rulers under what was known as `The Severan Dynasty' ensued. Lucian Septimius Severus who became emperor in AD 193 severely weakened the imperial defenses when he disbanded the Praetorian Guard and replaced them with his own troops. While Rome remained a large empire there was a complete lack of constitution. After Septimus Severus all power derived from the army, which led to corruption in a quest for power. Between 235 and 284 there was a series of insane emperors who were frequently assassinated.
Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, notoriously known as the Roman Emperor Trajan was born September 18, most likely in the year 52 AD of Spanish origin. He was an educated man with a powerful, masculine figure. A bronze sculpture at Harvard University showcases his physique in ceremonial armor standing as if addressing his troops. He possessed a true sense of dignity and humbleness which to the Romans made him an emperor of true virtue. He was an emperor who truly enjoyed war; his passion for war came from the fact that he was very good at it. He was a brilliant general, as shown by his military achievements. He was naturally very popular with the troops, especially due to his willingness to share in the hardships alongside his soldiers.
In 306 C. E Constantine became Emperor of the Rome. In the Roman Empire Constantine was the first Christian Emperor to rule. In 337 Constantine the great died.
Theodosius I, also known as Theodosius the Great (b. 11 January 347 – 17 January 395), was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire. He is known as the Emperor who made Christianity the Roman religion – the ROMAN RELIGION.
Linda Sebastiao Harlan born in Angola on April, 8 1982 and currently a US citizen. Teresa Sebastiao Jafete is my little sister, she was born in Angola on December, 15 1996. We are both daughters of Benjamin Jafete and Marcelina Sebastiao Jafete both are Angolan citizen. Ever since Teresa born, I have always been close to her; I was about 13 or 14 years old when Teresa was born and used to play with her, feed, and do her hair. Likewise, Teresa has also grow up being closer to me and we have such a great boding as sisters. When Teresa has an issue other than my mother she come to me for advice or anything else she might go through at that moment. From the time when I left Angola and I came to the US back in 2006. Although Teresa and I used to
The goldenrod gall fly (or Eurosta solidaginis) is a parasite whose life depends upon and revolves around the goldenrod plant. After mating, the female gall fly uses its ovipositor (structure used to inject eggs into a plant) to insert its eggs into the stem of a goldenrod plant. After about ten days, the fly larvae hatch and begin to eat the inside of the plant. The saliva of the larva contains a chemical that causes the plant to swell, creating what is known as a gall; this serves as a food source and a protective shell for the growing larva. When fall approaches, the larva digs an escape tunnel by which it will later exit the gall as an adult; however, the larva does not complete the tunnel, instead it leaves a thin membrane of plant material for protection (Abrahamson & Heinrich, n.d.). E. solidaginis larvae then pupate in late winter or early spring, and leave the gall as adults soon afterwards (Abrahamson, Sattler, McCrea, & Weis, 1989). Once freed from the gall,
After his father’s death in 306, the Gaul army hailed Constantine as their ruler. After five years as the emperor of Gaul, Constantine invaded Italy. After defeating the Roman army, Constantine entered Rome as the ruler of the western half of the empire. In 313, Constantine issued