YEAR OF FOUR EMPERORS/FLAVIANS/GOOD EMPERORS
 
ID'S: GALBA, OTHO, VITELLIUS, VESPASIAN, TITUS, DOMITIAN, NERVA, TRAJAN, HADRIAN, ANTONINUS PIUS, MARCUS AURELIUS
 
ESSAY: During the year following Nero's death, it began to look like the governmental arrangement made by Augustus was going to be no more effective than republican government had been.However, the events of the next 111 years (69 A.D.-180 A.D.) showed that the principate could be an effective form of government--if only a way could be found to insure that the right type of man became emperor.Comment.

I.Nero's last years

A.Revolt in Britain (Bouadicia)
B.Revolt in Palestine
C.Fire
D.Conspiracy (Piso, Corbulo)

II.Year of four emperors

A.Galba
B.Otho
C.Vitellius

IV.Flavians

A.Vespasian (Titus Flavius Vespasianus)
B.Titus
C.Domitian

V.Five "good" emperors

A.Nerva
B.Trajan
C.Hadrian
D.Antoninus Pius
E.Marcus Aurelius