from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty
. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius
to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius' death.
During his reign, Nero focused much of his attention on diplomacy, trade, and enhancing the cultural life of the Empire. He ordered theaters built and promoted athletic games. During his reign, the redoubtable general Corbulo conducted a successful war and negotiated peace with the Parthian Empire
51 Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title ''princeps iuventutis'' (head of the youth).
53 Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia
54 Nero ascends to the Roman throne
55 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
66 Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's ''Iliad''.
69 Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.
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