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But the death of Burrus in 62, followed by the retirement of Seneca, whose
position at court now became insecure, marked a turning point in Nero's reign. In
the same year Nero got rid of his wife Octavia, whose divorce he had delayed
512) tempted him to continue Augustus' dangerous policy of delaying the
dismissal of time-expired soldiers — an expedient which led to a brief but
alarming mutiny of the 1 Rhine and Danube armies in the first year of his reign.
Yet in the face ...
From the time of the great invasions in ernment. mid-third century the emperors
had perforce spent most of their reigns on campaign, so that their visits to Rome
were short and infrequent. At the end of the century this involuntary process of ...
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