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Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

This Roman is celebrated not for his military or political dominance, but his resignation from power.

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Augustus Octavion

The first emperor of the Roman Empire, this adopted son of Caesar avenged his death and established an enduring era of peace and prosperity.

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Julius Ceaser

A populist Roman dictator, politician, and military general, this person played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

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Nero

Known for his lavish hedonistic lifestyle, this person had his own mother and wife murdered (among other crimes), and was the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors.

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Hadrian

Easily recognized by his beard in the style of a Greek philosopher, this emperor is perhaps best-known as the builder of the Pantheon.

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Vespasian

Although officially opened later by his son, this person was the initial builder of the Colosseum and the founder of a new dynasty following the demise of the Julio-Claudians.

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Tetrarchy

Meaning literally "rule by four," this system of government was put in place by Diocletian in an attempt to create stability in an era of chaos and civil war.

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Marcus Aurelius

Known as the last of the Five Good Emperors, this person was the last emperor of the Pax Romana.

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Commodus

A son of Marcus Aurelius, the reign of this emperor marks the beginning of the political and economic decline of the Roman Empire.

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Trajan

This person presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history; he also was the first Roman emperor to be born outside of Italy.

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