The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The Good, the Bad, and the
Ugly
Augustus, Octavian
• Laws banning
gambling,
drinking,
idleness, and
divorce.
• A great Roman
Emperor
Caligula
• Appointed horse consul.
• Killed w/o remorse.
• Believed himself to be
above the laws of normalcy
and decency.
Claudius
• Defeated the
Celts
• Married his own
niece, Agrippina,
who had him
murdered.
• To maintain power,
had his mother and
wife murdered.
• Persecuted the
Christians.
• Blamed for the
burning of Rome in
64 a.d.
• In the final years,
was a drunk, spent
tons of money, and
made enemies in the
Senate.
• Committed suicide
Vespasian
• Built the Roman
Coliseum
• Destroyed the city of
Jerusalem
Hadrian
• Built a wall in
Briton separating
the Romans from
the barbarians.
• Made it illegal for
master to put
slaves to death.
Marcus Aurelius
• Loved philosophy and
wrote “Meditations.”
• Devoted to the Roman
Empire.
Commodus
• Poor ruler, spent all
of his time at the
games.
• Was killed at a
bathhouse by a
wrestler, strangled.
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