Nerve( Roman Emperor)
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Nerva, Marcus Cocceji - Roman emperor in the 96-98 years. Genus. November 8. 30 пЁ. + January 27. 98 пЁ.
Nerva came from a senatorial family Koktseev Umbrian city of Narnia. In the last year of the reign of Domitian he was hiding from his wrath in Gaul (Victor: "O Caesar '; 12). After the assassination of Domitian, he was proclaimed emperor through the efforts of Petronius Secundus, prefect of Pretoria, and Parfenov, murderers of Domitian (Eutropius: 8; 1). They say that as soon Nerva before the Senate expressed its consent to the adoption of power, spread the rumor that Domitian was alive and would soon recover. At first, Nerva was so frightened that he lost his voice has changed in the face and barely survived, but then cheered up and turned to the usual pleasures of life.
. He forgave all the arrears of taxes and ordered to educate the public by girls and boys born in Italy from poor parents
. He has taken no quarrels, was highly educated and fond of society. When the Legion began to demand the punishment of the murderers of Domitian, he was scared again, so that he could not keep the vomit and faeces, but still strongly opposed to arbitrary. However, the soldiers, not paying attention to the princes, broke the killers. Realizing then that he needs the support of the younger ruler, fathered Ulpe Nerva and Trajan gave him equal with a right. He died three months later from a nervous attack: chastising some Regula, in a fit of anger he suddenly sweating. When he was somewhat cold, his body shaken by chills and signs of fever, after a while he died sixty-three years old (Victor: 'On the life and habits of the emperors', 12).