The so-called Batavian Revolt and the Roman civil war of AD 69/70
The events we generally refer to as the Batavian Revolt probably began as aspects of the civil war which broke out in the wake of the death of the Emperor Nero, only gradually taking on the character of a full-scale revolt of Germanic and Gaulish tribes against Roman rule as matters unfolded.
Nero was forced to take his own life on 9 June AD 68. The brief reign of his successor Galba, who was never equal to his position – particularly in view of his lack of understanding of …
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“The so-called Batavian Revolt and the Roman civil war of AD 69/70”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists.
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