Who Were the 5 Best Emperors of Ancient Rome?

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In 1776, Edward Gibbon published his massive, six book, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In it he popularized Niccolò Machiavelli’s classification of the “Five Good Emperors.” Though a subjective opinion, the five emperors who took power via adoption stand out as wise and just rulers.  Their reigns marked the Golden Age of Rome. This post offers a short history [...]