Definitions

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  • n. Emperor of Rome who introduced a degree of freedom after the repressive reign of Domitian; adopted Trajan as his successor (30-98)

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Examples

  • Capitol to Jupiter Custos, and a forum, which is now called Nerva's

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 12: Domitian

  • That nunnery, supported by the arch of Nerva, which is all that is now left standing of that Emperor's Forum.

    Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I

  • She had met Cassius Longinus first at a garden party in the house of Nerva Cocceius, and he would not leave her side even when a proconsul and two senators tried to get rid of him.

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  • I survived the sheer terror of descending into the still active Great Sewer under the Forum of Nerva in Rome, wearing a plastic mac, wellies, and Marigold washing-up gloves to fend off Weil's Disease (which is born in rats 'pee and is frequently fatal).

    Writing The Falco Series by Lindsey Davis

  • If they are successful, then we will put more money into the program, which would involve the Nerva and Rift, both the engine and the regular machine.

    Things We Used To Do - NASA Watch

  • But hey, if we're all going to engage in this Keystone Beer comercial, why don't we ask for the funds for laying the keel on Ares V and restarting the old R&D on Nerva.

    Extend Shuttle- Close The Gap - NASA Watch

  • The elderly and childless Nerva proved more of a caretaker and was compelled to placate disgruntled elements in the army by adopting the popular, hard-drinking governor of Upper Germany, Marcus Ulpius Traianus Trajan, and anointing him as his successor, thus guarding against another period of instability.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Already old when selected as the successor of Domitian, Nerva adopted Trajan, a descendant of Roman colonists established in southern Spain, as his successor and adoptive son.

    The Antonine Dynastic Gallery at Sagalassos

  • When the emperor Nerva died in A.D. 98, he was succeeded by M. Ulpius Traianus, his adoptive son, born in Italica (Seville in Spain) and married to Pompea Plotilla, belonging to a family from Nemausus (Nimes in Provence).

    Colossal Head of Roman Empress Unearthed

  • "The Story of the Fora Imperali" explores Rome's urban transformation between 1924 and World War II with 140 objects, including photographs, paintings, frescos and archaeological relics, documenting the demolition and excavation in the area around Trajan's forum and markets and the fora of Augustus, Caesar and Nerva.

    Time Off Europe Calendar

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