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Theodosius
The emperor who made Christianity the official religion of Rome outlawing paganism
Constantine
He moved the capital from Rome to a more defensible location in the eastern empire
Scourge of God
Nickname given to Attila the Hun
Caligula
"Little boots"; he appointed his horse to the Senate
Sejanus
The praetorian guardsman who unleashed a reign of terror on Rome while Tiberius was absent
Hadrian
He believed that the empire had grown too big and established borders to limit Roman influence
Nerva
He established the system of succession in which emperors would choose their heir
Commodus
The emperor who wished to be referred to as Hercules
Trajan
The Spanish emperor who ruled the empire at its height
Valens
The emperor who was killed trying to put down a Goth revolt
Diocletian
The emperor who split the empire in half to make it more manageable
Alaric
The Goth leader who first sacked Rome in 410 AD
Constantinople
The "New Rome" located in Turkey
Romulus Augustulus
The last emperor of Western Rome
Septimus Severus
An emperor from Africa (Modern Libya)
Tiberius
Augustus's step son who spent most of his reign secluded on an island letting his Praetorian Guard rule the empire
Milvian Bridge
The battle after which Constantine solidified control over the Roman Empire
Augustus
The first emperor of Rome; means "sacred one"
Marcus Aurelius
The philosopher king who spent most of his reign dealing with Germanic invasion and disease
Domitian
The brother of Titus famous for taking the law into his own hands
Vandals
The Germanic group that sacked Rome in 455 and burned the city to the ground
Claudius
The physically deformed emperor who did an excellent job ruling before being killed by his wife
Princeps
"First citizen," the title by which Augustus preferred to be called
Vespasian
The first Flavian who established control after the death of Nero
Coliseum
Built by Vespasian, this building became the symbol of the idea that the love of the Roman people could be bought
Stilicho
The half vandal general who incited the Goths by executing 30,000 wives and children of Goths serving in the legions
Caracalla
The emperor who executed 5,000 Egyptians for speaking ill of his reign
Titus
Famous for his campaign in Israel, he was emperor when Vesuvius erupted
Nero
He burned down half of the city and blamed it on the cult of Christianity
Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero
Julio Claudians
Vespasian, Titus, Domitian
Flavians
Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus
Antonines
Pope, patriarch, bishop, priest
Positions in the Church