Online Talk - Pertinax: The Son of a Slave Who Became Rome Emperor

Online Talk - Pertinax: The Son of a Slave Who Became Rome Emperor

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 12th Nov 2020

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The son of a former slave, Pertinax was the Roman Emperor who proved that no matter how lowly your birth, you could rise to the very top.

The son of a former slave, Pertinax was the Roman Emperor who proved that no matter how lowly your birth, you could rise to the very top. Born in AD 126, he made a late career change from working as a grammar teacher to a position in the army. As he moved up the ranks and further along the aristocratic cursus honorum, he took on many of the most important postings in the Empire, from senior military roles in fractious Britain, the Marcomannic Wars on the Danube, to the Parthian Wars in the east. In this talk, based on his recently published book on the subject, Dr Simon Elliott brings this previously untold story about a fascinating and important figure out of the shadows.

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2020-11-12 2020-11-12 Europe/London Online Talk - Pertinax: The Son of a Slave Who Became Rome Emperor The son of a former slave, Pertinax was the Roman Emperor who proved that no matter how lowly your birth, you could rise to the very top. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/11/12/online-talk-pertinax-the-son-of-a-slave-who-became-rome-emperor-248020 ,,,

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