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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter II: The Year of the Four Emperors
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter II: The Year of the Four Emperors

In the preceding chapter, we saw Nero forced to commit suicide following a conspiracy which originated in Gaul. Between June AD 68 and the winter of AD 69, the post left vacant by the last of the Julio-Claudians passed from hand to hand at an incredib(...)
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter I: The Julio-Claudian dynasty
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter I: The Julio-Claudian dynasty

Introduction The Roman Empire spans the long period from the accession of Augustus in 27 BC to AD 476 (give or take). In other words, just over five centuries. It would therefore simply not be possible to sum up the wealth and longevity of this histor(...)
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Chinese mingdao knife coin from the Zhou dynasty (475-255 BC)
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Chinese mingdao knife coin from the Zhou dynasty (475-255 BC)

  Nowadays when someone mentions coins, we generally think of round ones. Back in ancient times, however, things were not always quite as...clean-cut when it came to this geometric association. And in some rather surprising ways. Over the course of a(...)
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