Sunday, April 30, 2006

Antoninus Pius

One of the most successful rulers in history. How can you tell? Nothing interesting happened on his watch.

Gibbon on Antoninus Pius.

Antoninus diffused order and tranquillity over the greatest part of the earth. His reign is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history; which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Thanks to romanhistorybooks.

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