Roman Emperors and Rulers 

They ruled over Rome and its Empire for over 400 years.

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Julius Caesar
Otho and Vitellius
Antoninus Pius
Augustus Octavian
Vespasian
Marcus Aurelius
Tiberius
Titus
Commodus
Gaius "Caligula"
Domintian
Diocletian
Claudius
Nerva
Constantine I
Nero
Trajan
Theodosius I
Galba
Hadrian
 

General Sites:

The Throne of the Caesars: The Emperors: Excellent site that covers each emperor.

 Roman Emperors - The Imperial Index :  Great site lotsof information.

 Imperium: Emperors: 1st Century :  Nice site.

 HWC, The Julio-Claudians :  By Dr. Skip Knox.... there is no better source.  The Julio-Claudio emperors were Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors :  This site has it all.

 Justin Paola's collection of Roman Emperors :  Great site, and it has lots of pictures.

 The Biographies: Covers just about all of them.

Roman Emperors from ThinkQuest : Very complete site.

 Imperators and Emperors : A somewhat irreverent survey of fifty-one men, from Julius Caesar through Diocletian, who Mediterranean Sea for four hundred years.

 The Glory That Was Rome: Lives of The Emperors :  Has some good information and timelines.

 Caesars : Covers Augustus through Vespasian.

 Illustrated History of the Roman Empire : The main content of the site currently is divided into 10 chapters: The Founding, The Kings, The Republic, The Early Emperors, The Decline, The Collapse, Constantinople, Religion, Society, and The Army. Each chapter is further internally divided into sections to make for easier reading and all but the last three chapters provide a chronology of events relating to its subject.

Perspective on Roman Emperors by H. W. Bird, University of Windsor.

 Who was who in Roman times :  The emperors.

 Imperium Romanorum

 The Roman Empire : Details each emperors reign.

 Roman Emperors

 Some Roman Emperors : States cause of death.

 Roma Emperors: From ThinkQuest: Covers all of them

 TheVinesNetwork | Emperors & Rulers - Articles




Julius Caesar:

 Julius Caesar :  Has everything.

The Roman Empire: Julius Caesar :  An in depth biography.

 HWC, The Republic : 20 (short) pages on Caesar.

 Caesar:  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Rome: Julius Caesar

 Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar by Sanderson Beck

 Caesar

Landings of Caesar in Britain, 55 and 54 BC

 The Roman Empire : Caesar

Landings of Caesar in Britain, 55 and 54 BC

 The Roman Empire : Caesar

Caesar:  Biography by Plutarch.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Julius : by Suetonius

Augustus:

 Rome: The Age of Augustus

 Augustus :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 CLASS 378: The Augustan SettlementForeign Wars of Augustus , and  Dynastic Schemes of Augustus

 Octavian and the  The Second Triumvirate

 Augustus : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 From Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus to Augustus

 Caesar Augustus :  An exceptional site.  You can also find images here.

 Augustus Caesar - First Roman Emperor

 Octavian Augustus

 Augustus and the Early Roman Empire

 Augustus : An essay explaining the reforms of Augustus.

 Augustus Caesar Memorial

 Britannica.com.: Augustus Caesar : Pretty complete.

 AUGUSTUS: IMAGES OF POWER

The Internet Classics Archive | Works by Augustus : Written 14 A.C.E.
   Translated by Thomas Bushnell, BSG

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Augustus : by Suetonius




Tiberius:

 Tiberius and his notorius  Persecutions

 Tiberius :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Tiberius Caesar, Roman Emperor

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Tiberius

Ancient History Sourcebook: Suetonius: De Vita Caesarum--Tiberius

 The Throne of the Caesars: Tiberius

 CLASS 110: Tiberius :  Good interpretation of Tiberius.

 Master: Tiberius

 Tiberius - Bloodsoaked Mud

 The Bloody Dour Tiberius!

 Tiberius

 Tiberius : by Garrett G. Fagan

 Tiberius, an Encarta Encyclopedia Article

 Tiberius :  From Encyclopedia.com

 Tiberius: 42 BC to 37 AD  :  From Thinkquest

 Tiberius

 Tiberius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

 Empire of Augustus and Tiberius by Sanderson Beck




Gaius (Caligula):

Gaius (Caligula)

 CLASS 378: Gaius : A professor's lecture.

 Britannica..com: Caligula :  Good information.

 Roman Emperors - DIR Caligula : Super site.

 Biography of the Roman Emperor Caligula : Skip the really weird stuff.

 Caligula:  Excellent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Caligula: Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Caligula : From Dr. Skip Knox

 Translated version of Gaius Caligula page : Translated by Google.com

Gaius Caligula : Translated by Google.com

 Caligula :  Nice site.

 Master: Caligula

 Caligula : Another good site.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Caligula : by Suetonius




Claudius:

 Claudius , His Reign and Personal Troubles

 Claudius:  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Claudius

 The Claudius Page

 Claudius, Roman Emperor

 Claudius ( 41 AD TO 54 AD) : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 CLASS 378: Claudius : A professor's lecture.

 Claudius

CLAUDIUS

 The Throne of the Caesars: Claudius

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Claudius : by Suetonius




Nero:

 Nero, Emperor of Rome

 NeroFires, Friends, FoesDeath of Nero : From Dr. Skip Knox.

 Nero :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 CLASS 378: Nero : A professor's lecture.

 Nero (37 AD to 68 AD) : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Nero - Britannica.com

 Nero, Roman Emperor

 The Throne of the Caesars: Nero

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nero

 Roman Emperors DIR Nero

 The Emperor Nero: 54-68 :  Lots of research.

 Quinn's Nero Page : Student page, but has some good information.

 Nero's Downfall : Nice site.

Suetonius on Nero

Tacitus on Nero

Tacitus: Nero's persecution of the Christians : PRIMARY SOURCE

Nero Persecutes The Christians, 64 A.D.

 Nero: The Brutal Emperor

The Burning of Rome, 64 AD : Eye witness account of the fire that consumed Rome and supposedly set by the Emperor Nero.

 July 18, 64 A.D. -- THE CITY BURNS : Brief article on the burning of Rome.


Galba:

 
Galba : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Year of Four Emperors : Scroll down to Galba.

Suetonius: Galba

 Galba - Britannica.com

 Galba, Roman Emperor

The Internet Classics Archive | Galba by Plutarch

  Roman Emperors - DIR Galba

 Translated version of Servius SulpiciusGalba

 Translated version of Imperium Romanum - Galba

 Galba. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

 Roman Emperors - DIR Galba

Galba

 TheVinesNetwork | Galba 68 - 69 - Articles

 Galba - Britannica.com

 The Throne of the Caesars: Galba




Otho and Vitellius:

 
Otho : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Year of Four Emperors : Scroll down to Otho.

 Marcus Salvius Otho - Catholic Encyclopedia

 Marcus Salvo Otho - Roman Emperors

 Otho - Encyclopedia Britannica

 Otho - Throne of the Caesars

Otho by Plutarch

 Vitellius : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Year of Four Emperors : Scroll down to Vitellius.

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lucius Vitellius

Ancient History Sourcebook: Suetonius: Life of Vitellius, chap. 13

 Vitellius, Aulus - Britannica.com

 Vitellius

 TheVinesNetwork | Vitellius, 69 - Articles

 Vitellius, Aulus

 Vitellius, Aulus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. ...

 The Throne of the Caesars: Vitellius

 Aulus Vitellius

 VITELLIUS

 The 12 Caesars-Vitellius

Vespasian:

 
Vespasian, Emperor of Rome

 CLASS 378: Vespasian and Titus : A professor's lecture.

 Vespasian:  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Vespasian, Roman Emperor

 Vespasian : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 How The Soldiers, Both In Judea And Egypt, Proclaimed Vespasian Emperor;And How Vespasian Released Josephus From His Bonds

Suetonius on Vespasian

Titus:

Death of Titus: by Charles Leslie Murison, University of Western Ontario

 Titus, Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition ...

 CLASS 378: Vespasian and Titus : A professor's lecture.

 The Claudius Page : Contrary to the name of the page, it IS about Titus.

 Titus: Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Emperor Titus

 The Throne of the Caesars: Titus

 Britannica.com : Titus

 Emperor Titus : A little heavy on religion, but good basic information.

 Titus, an Encarta Encyclopedia Article Titled "Titus"

 Ancient History Bulletin 9, 1995, Death of Titus, Charles Leslie Murison

 Titus ( 39 AD to 81 AD)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Titus

 Titus, Roman Emperor




Domintian:

 Domitian, Emperor of Rome

 Roman Emperors - DIR Domitian

 Domitian, Roman Emperor

 Domitan : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Britannica.com : Domitian.

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Domitian

 Domitian. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

 The Throne of the Caesars: Domitian

 The Emperor Domitian : Has a lot of stuff.

 CLASS 378: Domitian : Covers his personality.

 The Domitian Page

 Domitian and  Domitian

 September 18: A bit on the death of Domitian

 Stadium of Domitian

Suetonius on Domitian

Nerva:

 Nerva :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Nerva, Roman Emperor

 Nerva: Table of Contents : Excellent site.

 CLASS 110: Nerva and Trajan : A professor's lecture.

 The Emperor Nerva : Nice site.

 Britannica.com : Nerva

 The Throne of the Caesars: Nerva

 Nerva: Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

Trajan:

 Trajan (98-117 A.D.)

 Trajan :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Trajan, Roman Emperor

 CLASS 110: Nerva and Trajan : A professor's lecture.

 Trajan : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

Pliny and Trajan on the Christians

 Trajan's Rome: Table of Contents

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Trajan

 Trajan - Britannica.com


 
 

Hadrian:

 Hadrian :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Hadrian - Catholic Encyclopedia

 Hadrian, Roman Emperor

 Hadrian: Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Hadrian, an Encarta Encyclopedia Article Titled "Hadrian"

 Hadrian

 Hadrian and Antoninus Pius : A professor's lecture.

 Wallnet : Hadrian's Wall EDucation Website.

Emperor Hadrian

 Hadrian

 Hadrian - encyclopedia article from Britannica.com

 Hadrian, (Publius Aelius Hadrianus)

 SCTR 011: Session 25 - Hadrian

Ancient History Sourcebook: Aelius Spartianus: The Life of Hadrian

Antoninus Pius:

 Pius:  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Hadrian and Antoninus Pius : A professor's lecture.

 Antoninus Pius : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor



Marcus Aurelius:

EAWC Anthology: The Meditations :  Marcus Aurelius's own work.  PRIMARY SOURCE

 Aurelius :  Excellcent site.  It covers his whole life.

 Marcus Aurelius

 Marcus Aurelius : A professor's lecture.

 Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

 Marcus Aurelius & Aurelius Verus : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Marcus Aurelius :  Give this site a good look.

MotivationalQuotes.Com presents Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

 Stoicism: Marcus Aurelius. The Stoic emperor

 Marcus Aurelius Biography

 The Ecole Glossary

 The Throne of the Caesars: Marcus Aurelius

 Marcus Aurelius

Commodus:

 
Commodus : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

 Commodus/Civil War/Septimius Severus : A professor's lecture.

 Commodus : Super cool site.

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Commodus

 Roman Emperors - DIR commodus

 Commodus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

 Commodus - Britannica.com

 The Throne of the Caesars: Commodus

 Emperor Commodus

 Who was Commodus?/The Real Story

 Translated version of Imperium Romanum - Commodus

 Commodus, Roman Emperor

 Edward Gibbon on Commodus

Diocletian:

  Diocletian : Very complete site. From ThinkQuest

Diocletian's "Palace" at Split : Michael Greenhalgh of the Australian National University presents this exhibition.  Features sections on the Emperor Diocletian and the "palace" itself.

 Diocletian, Roman Emperor

 Diocletian Reforms the Money

 Diocletian

 Diocletian the Builder and the Decline of Architecture




Constantine I:

Constantine Converts to Christianity

 Constantine I

 Constantine

 Constantine the Great - Builder of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

 Constantine the Great

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Constantine the Great

 Britannica.com : Constantine I

 Constantine I, Roman Emperor

Medieval Sourcebook: Eusebius: Conversion of Constantine

 The Emperor Constantine and Jerusalem

 Saints Constantine and Helena, the Equals of the Apostles

The Age of Constantine the Great

 Constantine The Great?

 CONSTANTINE THE GREAT

 History of Constantine

 Constantine the Great

The Donation of Constantine : Read about the "legal document" that changed Christian history.




Theodosius:
 

Primary Sources:

 The Internet Classics Archive: 441 searchable works of classical literature

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook

EAWC Anthology: The Meditations :  Marcus Aurelius's own work.

The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar

  The Internet Classics Archive | Works by Augustus :    Written 14 A.C.E.
   Translated by Thomas Bushnell, BSG




Games:

 The IV Classic Chapters of SPQR-Online : Save Rome. Enter the Portical. An outstanding computer "game" and a multimedia history lesson. SPQR means "Senate and the People of Rome." Three dimensions,stunning graphics, accurate forlater Imperial Rome. Try to  finish it! Walk through the city with the  SPQR Companion
 

 SPQR (CD-ROM) Walkthrough :  A complete walkthrough of the SPQR (CD-ROM) game of ancient Rome, including "Just Hints" sections for those who don't want to be spoiled, and detailed spoilers for those who do.
 

 SPQR Blues : Take a trip through virtual Herculaneum and join the inhabitants as they try to unravel a mystery under the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

 GLADIATOR :  This is a fast paced multi-player strategy game.
 YOU MUST DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR COMPUTER TO PLAY.

Images:

 Picture Index: People ; Romans

 Portrait Gallery of Roman Emperors on Coins : Covers most of the emperors.

 Roman Emperors : Also shows Caesars on coinage.

 Ancient Rome Museum : Contains Roman images and clipart.

 Art Today :  I use this site a lot.  It is a great site with lots of free clip and
  web art.  You do have to join as free member to use.

 CoolCLIPS: History :  Good site, but all the clipart has "nvtech" on it.

Historical People Clipart from Clip Art Directory

 Ancient structures - Roman clipart - Clip Art Directory

 Famous statues and monuments - greek and roman sculpture clipart - Clip Art Directory

 Augustus: Images of Power

 DIA: Galleries: Ancient Rome - Art

 Social Studies Free Clip Art Gallery at DiscoverySchool.com. :

 Microsoft® Design Gallery Live : Search for what you need.




Cleopatra:

 Cleopatra - Biography

 Cleopatra Timeline

 The Last Pharaoh

 Cleopatra VII

 Antony and Cleopatra

 Cleopatra

Architecture:

 Engineering in the Roman World

 Roma - Architecture :  Great site

 Roman Architecture

 Roman Architecture: Construction Techniques

 Roman Architecture : Digital Archive.

 Ancient Roman Culture - Architecture :  Solid info.

 Virtual Rome

 Roman Architecture Gallery

 Roman Architecture

 History of Roman Architecture : Pantheon No.1 and  History of Roman Architecture : Colloseum No.1

 Ancient Roman Architecture - Great Buildings Online

 Vitruvio.ch - Roman Architecture - The Ancient World

 The History of Plumbing - Roman and English Legacy

 Roman architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

TheVinesNetwork | Roman Architecture - Summary
:Check out the section of the articles.

 Roman Architecture III : Good stats on water distribuition and aqueducts.

 Roman architecture : LOTS of information.

 Roman Architecture

 Road, an Encarta Encyclopedia Article Titled "Road" : Go down to History section.

 From Trackway to Road : Archaeological paper researches the history and construction of the ancient roadways
  in Roman Britain. View photos and illustrations.

 Rome, Appian Way: Lantern Slides of Classical Antiquity :  Some black and white photos of the Appian Way

 APPIAN WAY

 Paving the way for the Roman Empire DECEMBER, 1998 :  EXCELLENT ARTICLE.

 Roman roads. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

 Britannica.com : Roman Roads

GLADIATORS:

 The Gladiators : SUPER COOL PAGE

 Blood Sport : A professor's lecture.

Roman gladiators; roman history, roman civilization

 The Roman Gladiator  : Because of the movie "Gladiators," CTCWeb's editors thought people might want to learn more about gladiators and gladiatorial combat. Here you will find links to historical information that were collected about the history, origins, and daily lives of gladiators.  EXCELLENT ARTICLES!!

 Gladiators : Arenas of Blood

 Gladiatorial Games

 Roman Culture: Gladiators

 Roman Gladiators : A student site, but good.

 Roman Gladiators

 THE GLADIATORS AND THE COLOSSEUM :  Collection of articles on the political and social implications of blood sports in ancient Rome. Excellent site.

 Encyclopædia Britannica: Gladiators

 Gladiators: Rome's Prisoners of Blood & Iron

 History and Interpretation of Gladiatorial Games : includes information on the format of the games, gladiator demography, and training.

 Roman Empire: Gladiators

 Roman Entertainment, Vicious or Victorius? : information on Rome's gladiator contests.

 Roman Gladiatorial Games : Includes information about the ancient events, including illustrations and cultural context.

 Roman Gladiators : detailing who they were, types of combat, and more.

 Roman Sport: Gladiators

 WebChron: Roman Gladiators : brief account of the Colosseum and the deadly combat that took place there.

 ANCIENT ROMAN GLADIATORS : Part of a professor's PowerPoint.

 Roman colosseum and the gladiators

 The Bloody Colosseum

Roman Gladiators : Nice site by two college seniors.

 Gladiators : Learn about when Rome began to hold gladiator games, when they were banned, and the different kinds of combat for which the gladiators trained.

 Gladiators : Learn about the history of gladiators, the different nationalities of the slaves forced to fight, and the equipment they used.

 MSN Encarta - Gladiator : Describes the first Gladiator exhibition in Rome, and describes their presence under Emperor Trajan and the ban on gladiators by Constantine

 GLADIATOR

 Ancient History Bulletin 11, 1997: Review article on gladiators, Donald G. Kyle

 The Gladiator

 Female gladiator unearthed and  ABCNEWS.com : Archaeologists Find Female Gladiator