The Five Good Roman Emperors

Everything you need to know about them and the lessons they teach us in the modern world.

The Five Good Emperors

Statue of Roman Emperor Nerva

Marcus Cocceius “Nerva” Caesar Augustus — Reigning (A.D. 96–98)

Statue of Roman Emperor Trajan

Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus “Trajan” Divi Nervae Filius Augustus — Reigning (A.D. 98–117)

Ruins of Aquicum near the Danube

Publius Aelius Hadrianus “Hadrian” Augustus Reigning (A.D. 117–138)

Statue of Roman Emperor Hadrian
Headwaters of the Danube

Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus “Antoninus Pius” Augustus Pius — Reigning (A.D. 138–161)

Statue of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus — Reigning (A.D. 161–180)

Statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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