Domitian is dead! Murder most foul! Who will take the wings? Only man is right for the task … Marcus Cocceius Nerva.
Who, you might ask?
Yes, indeed. A man of Roman politics, a man of some distinction and it seems a man of many talents for reform. His reign is quite short, but it packs some reform punch!
It might be just what the Romans need after the Flavians have made such a dramatic exit from the political stage.
We’ll consider just how this career politician comes into power, the unlikeliness of his reign, and the plans he puts in place for the future of the imperial project.
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Bronze statue of emperor Nerva (96 AD – 98 AD), Forum of Nerva, Rome. Courtesy of Carole Raddato / Wikimedia Commons