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6 Battles that Significantly Affected the Roman Empire

Augustus is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.

Augustus Caesar (born Gaius Octavius) was the first Emperor of Rome, who assumed rule 17 years after Julius Caesar assassination. Along with Mark Antony, he conquered the senatorial armies and ruled the West portion of the then-growing Roman Empire.

Trajan - the 13th Emperor of Rome, and the first from the provinces. Trajan was the second of the "five good emperors". He expanded the empire to its largest boundaries.

TRAJAN - the Emperor of Rome, and the first from the provinces. Trajan was the second of the "five good emperors". He expanded the empire to its largest boundaries.

Arch of Titus By alexanderjohn.richardson ♠  The Arch of Titus is a 1st-century honorific arch located on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in c. 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus' victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

Arch of Titus, Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio region Italy One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

AGRIPPINA THE ELDER (14BC-33CE), wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula & Agrippina the Younger, grandmother of Nero, held up a thinly stretched succession because her brother-in-law Claudius was considered incompetent at Tiberius' death. Because her husband was such a successful military commander, Agrippina the Elder was wildly popular. A later biographer claimed "Everyone called Agrippina the honor of her country, the blood of Augustus, the only & last example of the ancient Roman…

Vipsania Agrippina or most commonly known as Agrippina Major was a prominent Roman woman of the first century AD. Agrippina was the wife of the general and statesman Germanicus and a relative to the first Roman Emperors. She was the second granddaughter

The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina is an ancient Roman temple in Rome, adapted to the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda. It stands in the Forum Romanum, on the Via Sacra, opposite the Regia. The temple was begun in 141 by the Emperor Antoninus Pius and was intitially dedicated to his deceased and deified wife, Faustina the Elder. When Antoninus Pius was deified after his death in 161, the temple was re-dedicated jointly to Antoninus and Faustina at the instigation of his successor, Marcus…

*THE TEMPLE OF ANTONINUS & FAUSTINA: an ancient temple in Rome. Although initially dedicated to Empress Faustina, after the Emperor Antoninus Pius died, the Roman Senate rededicated the temple to the both of them.

Reconstruction of the Emperor Augustus - he looks nervy, and the kind of man who would excuse cruelty by principle to me

Facial Reconstruction of the Founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, Augustus