Nerva–Antonine dynasty

Felix Dies Natalis, Luci Aeli!

On this day (13th January) in 101 AD, Lucius Aelius, Hadrian's first intended successor, was born. Aelius, born with the name Lucius Ceionius Commodus, was the son of a powerful senatorial family. He served as consul in 136 AD and was officially adopted by Hadrian as his heir in 137 AD. However Aelius never attained… Continue reading Felix Dies Natalis, Luci Aeli!