The Entire Roman Empire Was Once Auctioned off to the Highest Bidder

In 193AD, the position of emperor was up for grabs

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In 193AD, there was considerable turmoil in the Roman Empire. Emperor Commodus had been assassinated on New Years Eve 192, and it was hoped the transition to a new emperor would be simple. The Empire had just experienced 200 years of peace, the “Pax Romana”, and…




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Freelance Writer, Author, Journalist for 30 years. Mostly lives in Asia., Top writer in History and Culture.

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