Tag - Caligula

January 2014

Remains from the Julio-Claudian Dynasty in Rome

The obelisk in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, which was brought to Rome by Caligula Although the Julio-Claudian dynasty ended in flames as the Great Fire of Rome occurred during the reign of Nero, the dynasty’s fifth and final Emperor, there are still remains to be found from this era all throughout Rome. Five of our favorites are listed below. 1) [...]

Roman Emperors: The Julio-Claudian Dynasty

p style=”text-align: center;”>Emperor Augustus, Rome’s First Emperor The Julio-Claudian Dynasty was comprised of Rome’s first five emperors who ruled from the founding of the Roman Empire in 27 BC through 68 AD. The dynasty’s name is derived from “Julius” & “Claudius,” two Roman family names from which the line was descended.  The line of succession was never passed down directly [...]