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Nerva

Nerva

May 27, 2012

Background Born November 8, 35 AD in Narni (50 miles north of Rome) Nerva’s ascension marked the end of the Flavian dynasty in Rome. He did not seek power, but had it thrust on him when the conspirators who where planning Domitian’s assassination asked him to accept the role of successor. He wasn’t the first they had asked, but the others...