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MEMBER
PALACE
TROOPS
BODY GUARD
EQUESTRIAN
OWN GUARD
BASSIANUS
VICTORIOUS CONSTANTINE
UNMAKE EMPERORS
URBAN COHORTS
ROMAN PRAETORIAN GUARD
CASTRA PRAETORIA
DAUGHTER
HEAD
THREE
MEN
CHIEF
POWER
SUICIDE
GAIUS
TIME
ITALY
SENATOR
SENATORS
PEOPLE
SUCCESSOR
THRONE
MEMBERS
FAITHFUL
OFFICERS
BROTHER
DEATH
MURDER
REIGN
SENATE
CONSUL
CONSULS
JOVIAN
AUGUSTUS
AUCTION
LOYALTY
LEGIONARIES
ROMAN EMPIRE
FREEDMEN
ELITE UNIT
SON
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Definitions

  1. The praetorian guard was bribed to betray Nero by Nymphidius Sabinus, who desired to become emperor himself.
  2. The Praetorian Guard, a figurative "sword of Damocles ", were often perceived as being of dubious loyalty. (Web site)
  3. The Praetorian Guard were the only body of armed soldiers permitted south of the Rubicon, a river which marked the northern boundary of Italy.
  4. The praetorian guard was bribed and Elagabalus, together with his mother Julia Soaemias, were murdered (11 March AD 222). (Web site)
  5. In the Praetorian Guard was a tribune named Saturninus.

Member

  1. The Roman emperor Caligula is murdered January 24 by a member of his praetorian guard after a megalomaniacal reign of savage tyranny.

Palace

  1. On 28 March 193, Pertinax was at his palace when a contingent of some three hundred soldiers of the Praetorian Guard rushed the gates.

Troops

  1. He relied on military power and in Rome had his Praetorian Guard, the only organized troops allowed legally in Rome, within ready call. (Web site)

Body Guard

  1. He was murdered by his body guard, also known as the praetorian guard. (Web site)

Equestrian

  1. Severus' successor Caracalla appointed him prefect of the Praetorian guard, the highest office which an equestrian could hold. (Web site)

Own Guard

  1. He disbanded the Praetorian Guard and replaced it with his own Guard made up of his own loyal troops.

Bassianus

  1. When he refused one day to appear in public with Bassianus, the Praetorian Guard lost all patience.

Victorious Constantine

  1. Later in Rome, the victorious Constantine definitively disbanded the Praetorian Guard. (Web site)

Unmake Emperors

  1. Creation of the Praetorian Guard, which would make and unmake emperors for centuries. (Web site)

Urban Cohorts

  1. As an equestrian, the primus pilus could aspire to a tribunate in the Vigiles, Urban Cohorts, or Praetorian Guard. (Web site)

Roman Praetorian Guard

  1. In AD 193 the Roman Praetorian Guard murdered the Emperor Pertinax and proceeded to auction off the imperial throne to the highest bidder.

Castra Praetoria

  1. A temple to Jupiter was kept in the camp, and it stood as late as 357 A.D. ¤ CASTRA PRAETORIA The military camp of the PRAETORIAN GUARD in Rome. (Web site)

Daughter

  1. In c. 63 he returned to Rome and married Arrecina Tertulla, daughter of a former Prefect of the Praetorian Guard. (Web site)

Head

  1. Some say Caligula ordered the head of the Praetorian Guard to smother him with a pillow. (Web site)
  2. Tiberius's reliance upon the ambitious and brutal Sejanus, the head of the Praetorian guard (the imperial bodyguards), resulted in allegations of tyranny. (Web site)

Three

  1. Imperial Guard This group is the least described of the three, and is most likely the Balmarian equivalent of the Roman Praetorian guard.

Men

  1. Equally astutely, he created the Praetorian Guard, an elite force of 9,000 men with the task of defending him personally, and stationed them in Rome. (Web site)
  2. Elagabalus was murdered by the Praetorian Guard in 222 AD, the very men who served as the emperor's bodyguard. (Web site)

Chief

  1. Rome might have needed to accept the dictate of the praetorian guard, but the provincial armies had a preference for a chief of their own selection.

Power

  1. These major changes greatly concentrated the power of the Praetorian Guard, a fact that did not long escape their notice. (Web site)

Suicide

  1. In A.D. 68 a series of revolts, including one by his own Praetorian Guard, caused him to commit suicide. (Web site)

Gaius

  1. Gaius (Caligula) was murdered by his own Praetorian guard. (Web site)
  2. The praetorian guard chose him to replace Gaius as emporor. (Web site)

Time

  1. For a time he ruled in absentia through his lieutenant, Lucius Aelius Sejanus, prefect of the Praetorian Guard.

Italy

  1. Acting career Bud Spencer's first movie role was that of a member of the Praetorian guard in Quo Vadis, a film shot in Italy, in 1951. (Web site)

Senator

  1. He was a senator, and had filled various civil and military posts before he was appointed prefect of the Praetorian Guard by the emperor Probus in 282. (Web site)

Senators

  1. He was finally murdered by the Praetorian Guard and some senators, leaving the Circus Maximus after the games. (Web site)

People

  1. Those few people were the Roman Praetorian Guard, encamped close to Rome's walls. (Web site)

Successor

  1. When Titus was dying, he managed to be hailed as his successor by securing the Praetorian Guard 's support.

Throne

  1. The Castra Praetoria in Rome was destroyed and after 300 years of service (and disservice) to the throne, the Praetorian Guard was no more. (Web site)

Members

  1. On March 11, 222, Elagabalus was killed by members of the Praetorian Guard, and replaced by his cousin Severus Alexander.
  2. However, members of the Praetorian Guard killed him on 222 and proclaimed Alexander as the new emperor. (Web site)
  3. Prior to this, the Praetorian guard was staffed with recruits from Italy, from now on it will be staffed by members drawn from the provincial legions. (Web site)

Faithful

  1. Although the Praetorian Guard proved faithful to the aging Tiberius, their potential political power had been made clear. (Web site)

Officers

  1. Eventually, a successful murder was planned by officers within the Praetorian Guard led by Cassius Chaerea.

Brother

  1. Later Elagabalus had second thoughts and once more planned to kill his brother, but this time the Praetorian Guard had had enough.

Death

  1. He punished a soldier of the praetorian guard with death for having stolen a peacock from his preserves.
  2. The comparison was apt in that this war marked a turning point and had significant Roman defeats; it caused the death of two Praetorian Guard commanders. (Web site)

Murder

  1. The Castra Praetoria was the site of the murder of the Emperor Elagabalus by the Praetorian Guard in 222 AD.

Reign

  1. He was the leader of the Praetorian Guard during the reign of the Emperor Claudius.
  2. Didius Julianus was put to death after a reign of only 66 days and the Praetorian Guard disbanded, many committing suicide in shame. (Web site)

Senate

  1. Even the emperor was elected-ostensibly by the Senate, though more commonly in fact by the Praetorian Guard or simply by the army. (Web site)
  2. Eventually, his Praetorian guard turned on him and the Senate sentenced him to death.

Consul

  1. The real power of the Empire was divided between T. Vinius, the consul, and Cornelius Laco, prefect of the Praetorian Guard. (Web site)
  2. Before 109, Agrippa served as a Praetorian Guard, before his father reached and served as a consul or suffect consul. (Web site)

Consuls

  1. Postumus set up the capital of his renegade empire at Cologne, complete with its own senate, consuls and praetorian guard.

Jovian

  1. He had been an officer of the Praetorian guard under Julian and Jovian, and had risen high in the imperial service.

Augustus

  1. From the time of Augustus on, central Italy virtually ceased producing troops, except for the praetorian guard and the urban cohorts.

Auction

  1. He is alleged to have ascended the throne by buying it from the Praetorian Guard in an auction after the murder of Pertinax.
  2. After the murder of his predecessor, Pertinax, the throne was sold by auction by the Praetorian Guard.
  3. March 28 — Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by members of the Praetorian Guard, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. (Web site)

Loyalty

  1. It became all too obvious that the Praetorian Guard was a sword of Damocles, whose loyalty was all too often bought and who became increasingly greedy.

Legionaries

  1. In his will, he left 1,000 sesterces apiece to the men of the Praetorian guard, 500 to the urban cohorts, and 300 to each of the legionaries. (Web site)

Roman Empire

  1. As chief of the Praetorian guard and father in law of the emperor, Timesitheus quickly became the de facto ruler of the Roman empire. (Web site)

Freedmen

  1. Hearing a groan from the dying man, his freedmen and slaves, and Plotius Firmus, prefect of the Praetorian Guard, came in. (Web site)
  2. On 18 September 96, Domitian was assassinated in a palace conspiracy involving members of the Praetorian Guard and several of his freedmen. (Web site)

Elite Unit

  1. The Nazis regarded the SS as an elite unit, a Party's " praetorian guard ", with all SS personnel selected on racial and ideological grounds. (Web site)

Son

  1. Her son became the emperor Severus Alexander after his brother, the degenerate Elagabalus, was deposed and murdered by the Praetorian Guard.

Categories

  1. Prefect
  2. Empires > Emperors > Roman Emperors > Pertinax
  3. Empires > Emperors > Roman Emperors > Elagabalus
  4. Government > Empires > Emperors > Galba
  5. Government > Empires > Emperors > Caligula

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