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Pax Romana

Pax Romana, Latin for "the Roman peace", is the long period of peace enforced on states within the Roman Empire. The term stems from the fact that Roman rule and its legal system pacified regions which had suffered from the quarrels between rival leaders. However, during this time Rome fought many wars against its neighbors.

This period is generally considered to have lasted from 96 AD, when Marcus Cocceius Nerva became emperor, until 180 AD, when emperor Marcus Aurelius died.

See also: five good emperors, Pax Britannica, Pax Americana.



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