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53 - 117
  Trajan, 13th Roman Emperor   Trajan, 13th Roman Emperor
Trajan was Roman emperor (A.D. 98-A.D. 117). Born in Spain, he was the first non-Italian to become head of the empire. Trajan served in the East, in Germany, and in Spain. He was adopted in A.D. 97 by Emperor Nerva, who died shortly afterward. A capa...
 
 
76 - 138
  Hadrian, 14th Roman Emperor   Hadrian, 14th Roman Emperor
Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. In Latin, the full imperial title of Hadrian was also rendered as Tito Ael Hadriano, just as it appears in ancient epigraphic records. He re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. H...
 
 
86 - 161
  Antoninus Pius, 15th Roman Emperor   Antoninus Pius, 15th Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius, also known as Antoninus, was Roman Emperor from 138 to 161. He was a member of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty and the Aurelii. He did not possess the sobriquet "Pius" until after his accession to the throne. Almost certainly, he earned th...
 
 
121 - 180
  Marcus Aurelius, 16th Roman Emperor   Marcus Aurelius, 16th Roman Emperor
Marcus Antoninus the Philosopher, Roman Emperor from 161 to his death in 180. It is this quality of Marcus' character which has made him a unique figure in Roman history, since he was the only emperor whose life was molded by, and devoted to, philoso...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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