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Gallienus - the 41st Emperor of Rome. Lost two major provinces during his time. Probably a better Emperor than ancient historians gave him credit for being.

Gallienus - the Emperor of Rome. Lost two major provinces during his time. Probably a better Emperor than ancient historians gave him credit for being.

Emperor Caligula, Roman bust (marble), 1st century AD (Art School and Museum, Worcester Mass.).

Emperor Caligula, Roman bust (marble), century AD (Art School and Museum, Worcester Mass.

(Already pinned to Relationships, but I also just like the Merӧe Head as a ref in general for Romulus--)

It was one of the treasures selected for the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects as the fix-gazed, 2000 year old sole bronze portrait of the Roman emperor Augustus to survive with its original inlaid eyes.

The half sister of Cato the Younger, the mistress of Caesar, the mother in law of Cassius, and the mother of Brutus, Servilia was influential through her connections to many famous Romans. Her parents died when she was young, and she and her siblings were brought up by their uncle Livius Drusus. Unfortunately, he was assassinated for trying to gain citizenship for Italian allies. Servilia’s first husband – Brutus’ father – was killed by Pompey the Great.

Servilia Caepionis (b. after 42 BC) is one of the few Roman women cited by ancient sources, mainly due to her being the mistress of Julius Caesar, mother of his assassin Marcus Junius Brutus, and half-sister of Cato the Younger.

Julius Caesar most notable for his victory and tyranny against the Gauls at the Siege of Alesia and his raid against the Germanic tribes and finally the civil war which would bring about the collapse of the Roman Republic and make him Rome's 1st Emperor.

Roman Republic: This is a statue of Julius Caesar. One of his most important battles was against the Gauls where he seized Alesia and eventually the civil war that would cause the Roman collapse and allow Julius Caesar to become Rome's first emperor.

Macrinus ( ca. 165 – June 218) was Roman Emperor from 217 to 218. Macrinus' origin was Mauretanian, probably of mixed extraction with Punic or Punicized elements. As a member of the equestrian class he became the first emperor who did not hail from the senatorial class. Macrinus was overthrown and executed in 218.

Macrinus - the Emperor of Rome. He may have murdered Caracalla after an oracle kept proclaiming that Macrinus would become emperor (Caracalla would have surely murdered Macrinus). The first emperor from the Equestrian class.

The emperor Aulus Vitellius Germanicus is remembered for his passion for the food and ...  http://www.romeandart.eu/it/arte-vitellius.html

The emperor Aulus Vitellius Germanicus is remembered for his passion for the food and ... http://www.romeandart.eu/it/arte-vitellius.html

A marble bust of Roman emperor Hostilian, r. 253 CE. (The Vatican Museums, Rome).

A marble bust of Roman emperor Hostilian, r. (The Vatican Museums, Rome).

balbinus ancient rome | Portrait bust of Emperor Balbinus. Art of Ancient Rome, Classical ...

Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus and Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus (both died on July were two Roman co-emperors elected by the Roman senate on April 238 after the failure of Gordian I and Gordian II to defeat the usurper Maximinus Thrax.

2039 years ago, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title “Augustus” by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of 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.  "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble."

January BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Elagabalus, the 25th Emperor of Rome. He was made emperor through the machinations of his grandmother, but was unsuited for the post, coming to it at age 14. He was more of an eastern king (having grown up in Syria) than western. Hated by the Romans.

Elagabalus, the Emperor of Rome. He was made emperor through the machinations of his grandmother, but was unsuited for the post, coming to it at age He was more of an eastern king (having grown up in Syria) than western. Hated by the Romans.

Portrait of Gallienus, AD 253-268. Initiated  a renaissance of old Roman values and art. His portraiture reflects a return to Augustan classicism, and his skin begins to appear smoother, as opposed to wrinkled, like his predecessor's. The locks of hair on his forehead are reminiscent of Augustus.

coolartonline: “ ancientart: “ The Ancient Roman bust of Emperor Gallienus, 253 - 260 AD, marble. Courtesy & currently located at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany. Photo taken by ” Art ”

Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus (r. 253-268 CE), the eldest son of Emperor Valerian, was named co-emperor by his father in 253 CE. He was one of many who would claim the throne over the next two decades...

Gallienus

Head of Gallienus from a colossal statue, found near the Baths of Caracalla, Rome, c.

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