The Reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius, AD 138–161
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
6.1 x 9.1 in, 36 black and white illustrations
- October 2022
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
Antoninus Pius became emperor through the hand of fate, being adopted by Hadrian only after the death of his intended heir, Lucius Aelius Caesar. His rule was a balancing act between securing his own safety, securing the succession of his adopted heir and denying opportunities for conspiracy and rebellion. ‘Equanimity’ was the last password he issued to his guards as he lay on his death bed. In the face of the threats and challenges he remained calm and composed, providing twenty-three years of stability; a calm before the storms that gathered both within and beyond Rome’s borders.