Lucius Verus


Lucius Verus was Roman emperor from 161 to 169 CE. Lucius Verus was Marcus Aurelius' adopted brother and co-emperor, a man whose time on the throne is overshadowed by the reign of the last of the Five Good Emperors. In the final years of the Pax Romana, a period of almost two centuries of relative peace and stability following the rule of Augustus, a young Stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, came to the throne in 161 CE, and for the first time in the empire's short history he chose to have someone rule at his side; his adopted brother Lucius Verus.

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  • 130 CE
    Birth of Lucius Verus, son of Lucius Aelius Caesar.
  • 136 CE
    Adoption of L. Aelius Caesar by Hadrian.
  • 1 Jan 138 CE
    Death of L. Aelius Caesar.
  • 10 Jul 138 CE - 9 Mar 161 CE
    Reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • 9 Mar 161 CE
    Death of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.
  • 9 Mar 161 CE - Mar 169 CE
    Marcus Aurelius rules with Lucius Verus.
  • 165 CE - 167 CE
    Plague epidemic in the Roman empire.
  • Oct 166 CE
    Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius celebrate a shared triumph, both are hailed as Pater Patriae.
  • 169 CE
    Death of Lucius Verus.