Julio-Claudian Dynasty of the Roman Empire

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Simeon Netchev
published on 27 May 2022

A depiction of the evolution of the first imperial dynasty of ancient Rome, the Julio-Claudians that began with Augustus (Julius Caesar's adopted son) and included the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. During their time, Rome was at the height of its wealth, power, and sophistication, reaching a truly golden age of literature and arts, but at the same time, it was plagued by imperial excess and infamy. The Julio-Claudian dynasty claimed to trace its roots as far back as Romulus and Remus (the twins of legend who established the city) and the oldest families of Rome; they claimed ancestry from two deities and the Trojan hero Aeneas. Ironically, although they considered themselves a family dynasty, no Julio-Claudian managed to leave imperial power to a son of their own.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2022, May 27). Julio-Claudian Dynasty of the Roman Empire. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15948/julio-claudian-dynasty-of-the-roman-empire/

Chicago Style

Netchev, Simeon. "Julio-Claudian Dynasty of the Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 27, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15948/julio-claudian-dynasty-of-the-roman-empire/.

MLA Style

Netchev, Simeon. "Julio-Claudian Dynasty of the Roman Empire." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 May 2022. Web. 08 Feb 2023.