The so-called Batavian Revolt and the Roman civil war of AD 69/70
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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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Olshausen, E., “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, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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