Flashcards in History of the Empire Regional Study Guide Deck (46):
On what day does the Empire begin?
January 16, 27 BC
What event begins the Empire?
Octavian returns power to the Senate, they name him Augustus
What provinces was Augustus given when he began?
Egypt, Gaul, and Syria
What was the first set of emperors called?
Who was the first emperor of the Julio-Claudians?
Who was the second emperor of the Julio-Claudians?
Who was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudians?
Who was the fourth emperor of the Julio-Claudians?
Who was the fifth emperor of the Julio-Claudians?
When did Augustus' reign begin and end?
27 BC - AD 14
When did Tiberius' reign begin and end?
AD 14 - AD 37
When did Caligula's reign begin and end?
AD 37 - 41
When did Claudius' reign begin and end?
AD 41 - 54
When did Nero's reign begin and end?
AD 54 - 68
Name two of Augustus' wives?
Scribonia and Livia
Who was the daughter of Scribonia and Augustus?
What phrase is used to depict how Augustus ruled?
Found Rome brick and left it marble
What was the aftermath of the battle that took place in AD 9?
Varus loses 3 legions in Germany
What battle took place in AD 9?
Who did the Romans have to face at Teutoburg Forest?
What was the other name for Arminius?
Herman the German
Who Tiberius the son of?
Who did Tiberius marry?
Augustus' daughter Julia
Who was Tiberius the uncle of?
Where was Tiberius in exile first to?
Where did Tiberius retire later in life?
What does the name "Caligula" mean?
Who is Caligula's father?
How was Caligula killed?
Who was Claudius' brother?
How were Claudius and Caligula related?
Claudius was Caligula's uncle
What "defects" did Claudius have?
a limp and a tic and pretended to be stupid
How did Claudius obtain the status of emperor?
the Praetorian Guard chose him
Name two women that Claudius married.
Messalina and Agrippina the Younger (Claudius' niece)
Who did Claudius father with Messalina?
Brittanicus and Octavia
Who was the child of Agrippina the Younger?
What was Nero's real name?
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
How was Nero related to Claudius?
Nero was the step son of Claudius
Who did Nero marry?
Claudius' daughter Octavia
At what age was Nero made emperor?
Who were Nero's tutors?
Seneca (stoic philosopher) and Burrus (military man)
What event occurred in AD 64?
The great fire
Who did Nero blame for the great fire?
What did the great fire enable Nero to do?
build the domus aurea (house of gold)
Who led the revolt in Britain during Nero's reign?