Were all Roman emperors so cruel ?
Where they all cruel or was it just Tiberius, Nero, and Caligula ? As they seem to stand out but not in a good way
- Greg ToolsonLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Not ALL of them. Antoninus Pius was nice. The others of the Five Good Emperors were relatively "good" as well, though Trajan and Hadrian could be harsh at times.
Domitian was probably the most feared and ruthless of Roman Emperors. Lot of Roman nobles were executed under his reign.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Remember that at least some of what we "know" about the emperors was written by writers who were loyal to a successor.