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Lucius Verus (Alyssa Rose)

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Alyssa R

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Transcript of Lucius Verus (Alyssa Rose)

Lucius Verus Lucius Verus was born on
December 15 A.D. 130. His father died when
he was ony seven years
old. His parents names were Lucius Aelius Caesar and Avidia. His wife's name was Lucilla.
Marcus Aurelius needed to share the government
of the empire with Lucius Verus, his adopted brother,
who was strong and healthy. Lucius Verus became Emperor
of Rome on March 8, 161 A.D. Lucius Verus died 169 A.D. (age 39) in Rome. Rome Marcus Aurelius Lucius Verus The Emperor before Lucius
was Antoninus Pius. Lucius had two daughters and one son.
The elder daughter and the son had short lives.
The younger daughter Aurelia Lucilla eventually
married Claudius Pompeianus Quintianus .

The Nervan and Antonine dynasty consisted of the "Five Good Emperors". (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius) Lucius Verus ruled jointly with Marcus Aurelius. Lucius Verus and the Parthian War The Parthian king, Vologeses III, invaded the eastern provinces. Lucius Verus wasted his time in Athens allowing his army to quell the barbarians. In A.D. 166 Lucius Verus returned to Rome, took the credit for the successes and claimed a triumph. His army brought the plague with it from the East which desolated Rome and much of Italy. In A.D. 168 the twin emperors escaped the plagued city of Rome. Verus died in A.D. 171 riddled with either the plague or a disease from his unique lifestyle. Lucius Verus was thirty-nine years old. Lucius defeats the Parthians in 166 A.D. The Romans advance
east of the Tigris, and return to Rome with triumph.
Lucius accepts the titles Medicus and Parthicus. In 164 A.D., Lucius captures the Parthian capital Ctesiphon.
An Emperor is a supreme ruler
of great power and rank, esp.
one ruling an empire. Ancient Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. It is thought that Rome’s population was over 1 million people when the city was at the height of its power. From Rome, the heart of government beat, military decisions were taken and the vast wealth Rome earned was invested in a series of magnificent buildings.
Rome itself had some magnificent buildings within the city. Some exist to this day, but in a less wonderful state. The most famous is probably the Colosseum where thousands of Roman citizens would gather for their entertainment – be it animals fighting or gladiators etc. Such grand buildings were constructed so that emperors would be remembered by future generations. The Colosseum was built on the orders of the Emperor Vespasian and completed when the Emperor Titus was in power. The building was finally completed in AD 80. Dynasty Timeline Tigris River Lucius Emperor Rome Rome Government and law both draw their power from the Emperor, but unlike the governmental figures that we hear so much about in modern times, the Emperor cannot be corrupted by power. He rules like King Arthur, who brought together the warring powers of England and knit them into the greatest empire the world has ever known. The Emperor teaches us many things, the first of which being that every rule has an application and a reason for being. What the Emperor restricts is ultimately for your own good, because without the law and order, the world would fall into anarchy.
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