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expecting much considering this emperor only ruled for a short time Granted I read this when my of Roman history much considering this emperor only ruled for a short time Granted I read this when my knowledge of Roman history t great it still is shaky I really liked Grainger s take on why Nerva is considered a good emperor He basically says not only is Nerva a really cool guy but he s the father of arguably the most loved Roman Emperor of all time Trajan Nerva brought a calm and cool attitude at a time when eople were City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York panicking about a time that could end like 69 AD did Nerva brought not onlyeace but a defined and solidified line of Roman Emperors that lasted from 96 192 AD Would highly recommend this short and easy read to anyone who is a student teacher or just someone interested You will not be disappointed Great resourceDetailed and informative this is exactly what I hoped it would be and thank the members at Roman Army Talk for the recommendation Was debating on just giving it 3 stars but it was no fault of the author as Grainger s writing was as clear and easy to follow as it gets it was just the scarce amount of information on the topic and my own expectations which left me with
a lukewarm satisfaction The book begins with Domitian s assassination by the slave Stephanus who failed to successfully kill Domitian as lukewarm satisfaction The book begins with Domitian s assassination by the slave Stephanus who failed to successfully kill Domitian as two found themselves wrestling for the knife on the floor John Grainger The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 presents an interesting readable and highly convincing study of the tense crisis that existed following the assassination of Domitian in September 96 AD to the arrival of Trajan in Rome in 99 The efficiency The imperial succession at Rome was notoriously uncertain and whereossible hereditary succession was referredJohn Grainger's detailed study looks at aperiod of intrigue and conspiracy He explores how why and by whom Domitian was killed the rule of Nerva chosen to succeed him and finally Nerva's own choice of successor Trajan who. Nd Davids Sling prosperity of the Roman Empire established under Vespasian Titus and Domitian was endangered by the sudden unexpected murder of the autocratic increasingly suspicious Emperor Domitian Withopularity among elements of the military and Praetorian Guards Domitian was nevertheless detested by the Senatorial oligarchy that was leased at his death and wanted
to ratify the coup without bloody civil wars ratify the coup without bloody civil wars as those that followed the death of Nero in AD 68 69 The elderly mid 60s childless senator and jurist Nerva had Been Among The Senators Privy among the senators rivy the conspiracy and was uickly selected by the Senate to succeed Domitian Given his old age experience and childlessness it was hoped that he could calm the situation while facilitating the transition to a new era of constructive Learner Strategies in Language Learning partnership between the Senatorial aristocracy and military establishmentNervaroved to be a wise choice An affable diplomatic veteran of court life who had secured high favor in the reigns of Nero Vespasian and Domitian three very different emperors Nerva was also experienced in the art of Dangerously Placed political timing and maneuver He also was wise enough to secure advice from Senatorial elite in making a choice of eventual successor to the imperialower In the face of assassination threats and uprisings among the Guards Nerva used the occasion of a Roman victory against the German tribes announced in October 97 to defuse the danger by naming as his successor Trajan the respected commander of the largest and closest body of legions frontier of Upper Germany Bereft of any military reputation himself. Became a strong and respected emperor against the oddsPerhaps most significantly Grainger investigates the effects of this dynastic uncertainty both inside and outside the ruling group in Rome asking why civil war did not occur in this time of olitical upheavalThe last time a dynasty had failed in AD 68 a damaging military confli.
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Nerva now had the immense military restige of Trajan at his back and was able to continue his reign Paradise Run peacefully until his death at the end of January 98Grainger uses sources from the time including coins inscriptions from monuments andublic works to assess the articular contributions of Nerva to the events and critical decisions taking lace Although only 16 months in length the reign
Domitian for his military and administrative acumen Nerva despite his brief reign left a significant legacy of usefulfor his military and administrative acumen Nerva despite his brief left behind a significant legacy of useful and continuity of the best aspects of the Flavian era into the widely heralded golden age of Trajan The book is well written and interesting but a scholarly and challenging rather than suitable for casual readin. Ct had resulted; at the next failure in AD 192 another war broke out; by the third century civil war was institutionalized and was one of the main reasons for the eventual downfall of the entire imperial structure Grainger argues that though AD 96 98 stands out as the civil war that did not happen it was a The Book of Mordred perilously close run thin.