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The Roman Empire at the end of Trajan's reign
  98-117 AD - Trajan reigns.
Trajan's reign takes Rome one more step toward universality. Now, educated and wealthy men from all over the Empire are eligible for the highest office.

180 AD - Pax Romana ends.
The death of Marcus Aurelius marks the end of the remarkable period of Pax Romana, which Romanized the western world.
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