What was the First Jewish-Roman War (66-73 CE)?

Introduction The First Jewish–Roman War (66–73 CE), sometimes called the Great Revolt or The Jewish War, was the first of three major rebellions by the Jews against the Roman Empire, fought in Roman-controlled Judea, resulting in the destruction of Jewish towns, the displacement of its people and the appropriation of land for Roman military use,… Read More

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What was the Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD)?

Introduction The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 AD, was a period in the history of the Roman Empire in which four emperors ruled in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian. The suicide of the emperor Nero in 68 was followed by a brief period of civil war, the first Roman civil war since Mark… Read More