Antonines: name of a family of Roman emperors (c.138-161).
The years of the Antonine dynasty are often considered the golden age of the Roman Empire. Except for the northern wars of Marcus Aurelius, the frontiers were stable, there was prosperity at home, the succession was uncontested, the arts flourished. The emperors were:
- Antoninus Pius (138-161)
- Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
- Lucius Verus (161-169, co-ruler of Marcus Aurelius)
- Commodus (180-192)