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10.2: The Imperial Dynasties

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  • The period of the Pax Romana included three distinct dynasties:

    1. The Julian dynasty: 14 – 68 CE - those emperors related (by blood or adoption) to Caesar's line.
    2. The Flavian dynasty: 69 – 96 CE - a father and his two sons who seized power after a brief civil war.
    3. The “Five Good Emperors”: 96 – 180 CE - a "dynasty" of emperors who chose their successors, rather than power passing to their family members
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