Julio-Claudians. Julio-Claudian dynasty: the first dynasty to reign the Roman Empire (31 BCE – 68 CE). Augustus. The dynasty was founded by. Julio-Claudian dynasty. The first five Roman emperors who ruled the Roman Empire, including Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. Vespasian was the fourth and final emperor to rule in the year 69 CE, and established the stable Flavian Dynasty, that was to succeed the Julio-Claudians.

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Julio-Claudian dynasty

With his death, the Julio-Claudian dynasty came to an end. Virginius Rufus defeated Vindex’s forces and Vindex committed suicide. The new emperor not only belonged to both the Julian and Claudian sides of the Imperial family, but was also a direct descendant of Augustus Caesar through his mother Agrippina the Elder. By this time Tiberius had left more of the day-to-day running of the Empire to Lucius Aelius Sejanus. Tetrarchies — Constantinian dynasty — Valentinian dynasty — Theodosian dynasty — The statue known as the Augustus of Prima Porta1st century.

On Tiberius’ request, Germanicus was granted proconsular power and assumed command in the prime military zone of Germania, where he suppressed the mutiny there and led the formerly restless legions on campaigns against Germanic tribes from AD 14 to The lineage of Augustus endured into the era of the Nerva-Antonine dynastythe house that succeeded the Flavians.

It was also customary for the adopted son to acknowledge his original family by adding an extra name at the end of his new name. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Senate had been trying to preserve the dynastic bloodline by saving Nero’s life, and were additionally reluctant to let someone who was not of the family become emperor; however, once he had committed suicide, and with Galba marching on the city, it had no choice but to declare him a public enemy posthumously.



Instead, however, Tiberius’ letter to the Senate, completely unexpectedly, requested the destruction of Sejanus and his faction. Although Calvina died childless, she was married to Lucius Vitelliuswhose elder brother was the short-lived emperor Vitellius. The Histories and the Annals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

On 24 January AD 41, the Praetorian tribune Cassius Chaerea and his men stopped Caligula alone in an underground passage leading to a theater. As a son of Antonia, Claudianz was a great-nephew of Augustus.

To gain support, Vindex called on Galbathe governor of Hispania Citerior in the Iberian Peninsulato become emperor. Tiberius’ own son, Drusus predeceased him.

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In accordance with Roman naming conventions, the adopted son would replace his original family name with the name of his adopted family. Preceded by Roman Republic. Caligula effected the transfer of the last legion that had been under a senatorial proconsul in Africa clqudians.

Claudius died on 13 October AD 54, and Nero became emperor.

His reign saw an expansion of the empire, including the invasion of Britain in AD She married Octavius Laenasmaternal uncle of the emperor Nerva. Roman emperors by epoch.

It was not a direct bloodline. Tiberius’ connection to the Julian side of the Imperial family grew closer when he married Augustus’ only daughter, Julia jukio Elder.

This marriage produced five children, three sons and two daughters: Retrieved 14 February The provinces became increasingly Romanized. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. On 19 August AD 14, Augustus died.


However, after Drusilla’s death, Lepidus was accused of having affairs with Caligula’s other sisters Agrippina the Younger and Julia Livilla and he was executed.

In order to gain political support, he married Agrippina and adopted his great-nephew Nero. The dynasty ended amid rebellion and civil war. He reportedly arranged the death of his own mother Agrippina and after divorcing his wife Claudia Octaviadaughter of Claudius’ and Messalina, he had her killed. It is no coincidence that his honorific title became synonym for sole ruler. Drusus, the brother of Tiberius, died in 9 BC after falling from a horse.

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The fact that ordinary father-son or grandfather-grandson succession did not occur has contributed to the image of the Julio-Claudian court presented in Robert Graves’s I, Claudius as a dangerous world where scheming family members were all too ready to murder the direct heirs so as to bring themselves, their own immediate families, or their lovers closer to the succession. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Augustus then married his widowed daughter to his loyal friend, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippapreviously married to Augustus’ niece, the sister of Marcellus.

The conspiracy failed and its members were executed. Year of the 6 Emperors Gordian dynasty — Illyrian emperors — Gallic emperors — Britannic emperors — Claurians purge followed, claudiians which Sejanus and his most prominent supporters were killed. Backed by Naevius Sutorius Macro, Caligula asserted himself as sole princeps, though he later had Macro disposed of as well.