Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

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

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  • 1 month ago
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    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. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Remember that at least some of what we "know" about the emperors was written by writers who were loyal to a successor.

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