Honorific title of Gaius Julius Ceasar Octavianus, his 45 year rule laid the foundations of 200 years of prosperous Roman peace.
The constitutional monarchy of the Early Roman Empire, from 31 BC to 192 AD
Roman poet whose works, including the Aeneid, contributed to the Augustan renewal.
Wife of Augustus, she was suspected of poisoning several family members, including Augustus himself.
Dynasty of Roman emperors founded by Augustus and ruling from 14 to 68 AD.
Latin for "Roman peace," the term refers to the period of peace and prosperity in the Roman Empire from 69 to 180 AD.
Dynasty of the Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, whose rule was a time of relative peace and good government.
Roman historian of the "Silver Age," his greatest works were The Histories and The Annals.
Period from 235 to 284 when the Roman Empire suffered barbarian invasions, domestic economic problems, plague, assassinations, and urban decline.
Jesus of Nazareth
Founder of Christianity. To his followers, he was Christ, "the anointed one," foretold in the Hebrew Bible as the redeemer of Israel who would initiate the kingdom of heaven.
Main form of Judaism, which emerged during the first century AD under the leadership of the rabbis. It clarified Jewish practice, elevated the oral law to equal authority with the written Torah, and enabled Judaism to evolve flexibly.
Paul of Tarsus
Christian apostle and saint, under whom Christianity began its complete separation from Judaism.
Sect originally rooted in Judaism that emerged as a fully separate religion by around 200 AD. It emphasized belief in one God and the mission of his son, Jesus of Nazareth, as savior.