It is a story that has been told countless times before - an emperor is assassinated leaving no heir or successor...
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 - 180 CE), known as the last of the good emperors (reigned 161 – 169 CEwith Lucius...
Marcus Aurelius: Philosopher Emperor or Philosopher-King?
Co-authored by Steven Umbrello and Tina Forsee It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit...
Marcus Aurelius: Plato's Philosopher King
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 CE) has been hailed as “one of the noblest figures in antiquity” and...
Marcus Claudius Tacitus
A coin depicting Roman emperor Marcus Claudius Tacitus, r. 275-276 CE.
A bust of Roman emperor (West) Maxentius, r. 306-312 CE.
A bust of Roman emperor (West) Maximianus, r. 286-305 CE.
A marble bust of Roman emperor Maximinus I, r. 235-238 CE. (The Vatican Museums, Rome).
The young Roman Emperor Alexander Severus secured the imperial throne after the assassination of his cousin Elagabalus...
A marble portrait head of Nero, 54-68 CE, provenance: Elis. Olympia Archaeological Museum.