Rome was an Empire for over 500
years. During this time there were over 140 different emperors!
Augustus was the first
emperor. He was Julius Caesar's
adopted son. Meet
Emperor Augustus - The First Roman Emperor
Nero was quite young when he became emperor. At first Nero was a
very good emperor. Unfortunately, he slowly became
insane. Emperor Nero was
Trajan was Spanish. He was the first Roman emperor who was
not from Italy. Under Trajan, the empire reached its greatest
The Roman empire had grown too big to manage
effectively so Diocletian
split the empire into two pieces, the Eastern Roman Empire
(which included the city of Rome) and the Western Roman Empire.
Constantine converted to Christianity and
became the first Christian Roman
emperor. He ruled the Eastern Roman Empire. Byzantium, the
capital city, was renamed Constantinople, in his honor.
Valens & the Barbarians
Augustus - Walk the Plank
of Roman Emperors
See Also: Julius
Caesar (not an emperor)