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  Roman Emperors - DIR Nerva
Nerva was born on 8 November, 30 A.D. Little is known of his upbringing beyond the fact that he belonged to a senatorial family and pursued neither a military nor a public speaking career.
In the military realm, Nerva established veterans' colonies in Africa, a practice that was continued by the emperor Trajan.
Nerva's reign was more concerned with the continuation of an existing political system than with the birth of a new age.
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Nerva was born into the household of a wealthy lawyer whose family was well accustomed to holding high office.
Nerva had made the mistake of replacing the praetorian prefects Secundus and Norbanus, who it was thought could not be kept in their positions after their part in the assassination of Domitian.
Nerva was imprisoned in the palace and it was demanded that Petronius and Parthenius (as well as the previous prefect Secundus) be handed over to the praetorians for execution, due to their role in the murder of Domitian.
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Already old and ill, Nerva quickly realized he was not up to the job of keeping all the "emperor wannabees" at bay.
Nerva's efforts to protect them, including his offer to die in their place, were humiliatingly ignored.
Nerva's creative solution was to decide which of the potential usurpers was in the best position to hold on to the emperorship, and adopt him.
www.garstang.us /emperors/nerva.htm   (0 words)

 NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application)
The goal of the NERVA program was to take the graphite-based nuclear reactor built at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) under the Rover program, which had begun in 1956, and create a functioning rocket engine.
The NERVA portion of the project originated in 1960 and the industrial team of Aerojet General Corporation and Westinghouse Electric given responsibility for developing it.
NERVA came to be seen as an integral part in a proposed manned mission to Mars, which was at one time scheduled for launch in November 1981 with a manned landing in August 1982.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/N/NERVA.html   (768 words)

 Nerva: The Last Flavian
Nerva became an honorary city prefect during the Latin festival, an augur, a member of the priesthood of Augustus (sodalis Augustalis) and was a priest of Mars.
Nerva possibly knew Vespasian in Nero’s court, but whatever presumed friendship there may have been it is not enough to bring him so close to the new ruling family.
Nerva, always politically astute and with a good sense of survival, was never disposed to sacrifice his life in the cause of the truth.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nerva was born in Narni, Umbria, (the old Narnia), 50 miles north of Rome, on November 8, 35 AD.
Nerva was connected with the Julio-Claudian dynasty, as his uncle Octavius Laenas had married Rubellia Bassa, the great-granddaughter of Tiberius.
The Epitome de Caesaribus reports that Nerva was struck by a fever and chills and died shortly afterwards; Jerome places his death in the Gardens of Sallust in Rome (originally developed by the historian Sallust).
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The Atomic Energy Commission approved, on the basis of a statement of interest by the Department of Defense, the proposed plans of the Los Alamos Scientific and the Radiation Laboratories of the University of California, for the study and development of nuclear power for rocket propulsion.
As a result of guidance from the Secretary of Defense as to desired level of effort, the Atomic Energy Commission reduced its program on nuclear rocket propulsion to a single laboratory effort, phasing out work at the University of California Radiation Laboratory and concentrating AEC development efforts at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Included in the study would be the determination of availability dates, cost of development, operational costs, the safety aspects of the missions, and an evaluation of research requirements.
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Executive summary: Roman Emperor, 96-98 AD Marcus Cocceius Nerva, Roman emperor from the 18th of September 96 to the 25th of January 98, was born at Narnia in Umbria on the 8th of November, probably in the year 35.
Nerva seems nevertheless to have soon wearied of the uncongenial task of governing, and his anxiety to be rid of it was quickened by the discovery that not even his blameless life and mild rule protected him against intrigue and disaffection.
Nerva vainly strove to save, even at the risk of his own life, the men who had raised him to power, but the soldiers brutally murdered the unfortunate men, and forced him to propose a vote of thanks for the deed.
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 The Roman Empire: in the First Century. The Roman Empire. Emperors. Nerva & Trajan | PBS
Nerva and Trajan (ruled 96 – 98 AD, 98 – 117 AD) were not born to rule, but were chosen for the job.
Nerva faced the soldiers, offering his own life by baring his neck to their swords.
Shortly before Nerva died, Roman generals had debated who should be the next emperor.
www.pbs.org /empires/romans/empire/nerva_trajan.html   (520 words)

 Nerva - Portrait Gallery of Roman Emperors on Coins
Nerva was known for his tact and diplomacy and he developed this skill as a young man; as praetor designate in AD65, Nerva uncovered the Pisonian conspiracy against Nero.
Nerva immediately proved himself to be a wise ruler; he released all those who had been imprisoned by Domitian and he recalled the exiles who had not committed violent crimes.
Nerva's reign was not a dynamic period of military expansion or radical change in the government of the Empire.
www.24carat.co.uk /nerva.html   (906 words)

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After his accession, Nerva went to set a new tone: he released those imprisoned for treason, banned future prosecutions for treason, restored much confiscated property, and involved the Roman Senate in his rule.
Nerva then adopted Trajan, a commander of the armies on the German frontier, as his successor shortly thereafter in order to bolster his own rule.
NERVA was disbanded in January 1973, a month after the last Apollo mission.
www.lycos.com /info/nerva.html   (462 words)

 Nerva, Marcus Cocceius
Because of his advanced age and feeble health, Nerva was not vigorous enough to resist the demands of the Praetorian Guard, who had favoured his predecessor and insisted on the execution of the assassins of Domitian, retained in office by Nerva.
Wishing to place the government in strong hands, Nerva adopted as his son and successor Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, usually known as Trajan, who was then in command of the Roman legions on the Rhine.
Nerva mise ordine nelle finanze pubbliche e promosse riforme in campo sociale, facendo tra l'altro approvare dal senato una legge agraria che prevedeva l'acquisto di terre per i cittadini poveri.
www.uni-klu.ac.at /archeo/chrono/nerva.htm   (663 words)

On the very day of the assassination of Domitian, the Senate elected the new emperor: the choice fell on Marcus Cocceius Nerva, a senior member of the Senate who had managed to successfully hold important offices during the reigns of Nero, of Vespasian and of Domitian.
Nerva managed to control the reaction of the supporters of Domitian and more in general he promoted a policy of reconciliation among the various factions into which the Roman society was divided.
He was aware he needed the support of the army; at the age of 70 and without a military background, Nerva knew he could not obtain it in the battlefield and therefore he chose as his associate Marcus Ulpius Traianus (Trajan), the commander of the Roman legions in southern Germany.
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Born Marcus Cocceius Nerva, he was Roman emperor from 96—98 AD.
After his accession, Nerva proceeded to set a new tone: he released those imprisoned for treason, banned future prosecutions for treason, restored much confiscated property, and involved the Roman Senate in his rule.
He was forced to submit to their demands, agreeing to hand over those responsible for Domitian's death and even giving a speech thanking the rebellious Praetorians.
www.poseidoncoincompany.com /nerva.html   (226 words)

 Emperor Nerva Statue | Gloucester City Council Online
Nerva, a distinguished lawyer, was over 60 years of age when he was proclaimed Roman Emperor in AD 96.
The statue shows Emperor Nerva in a conventional pose on his horse in military uniform.
The statue was sculpted by Anthony Stones for Gloucester Civic Trust as a millennium project to celebrate the 1900th anniversary of the founding of the Roman town as a Colonia, an Army Retirement Centre, AD 97.
www.gloucester.gov.uk /libraries/templates/page.asp?URN=1423   (152 words)

 AEI: September 1995, Rocket Programs
Most of the NERVA reactors were tested in an upward pointing configuration with the nozzle exhausting hot hydrogen directly to the atmosphere.
During the same time as the NERVA tests, there were several countries, including the United States, who had intensive nuclear weapons testing programs involving dozens of detonations in the air and on the ground.
NERVA was partially a casualty of the headlong rush to the moon.
www.ans.neep.wisc.edu /~ans/point_source/AEI/sep95/rocket_programs.html   (886 words)

 Nerva and Homer
Nerva succeded Domitian, brother of Titus and son of Vespasian.
Nerva, an old man already and a well respected senator, was then pulled out of his bed and was volunteered to be the next emperor.
Nerva knew how to hold a grudge too, so he decided to adopt Trajan, then the very powerful governor of Germany(at least seven legions)as heir and successor.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Post/838247   (615 words)

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From the nuclear thermal NERVA program (1960s) through the nuclear electric SP-100 (1980s) program, nuclear propulsion has always not quite "gotten off the ground." None of this past track record means it is a bad idea, but it does mean that it is technically, and politically, difficult.
Although it is not widely recognized, significant development efforts for both the CERMET and Wire Core reactors were conducted under the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion program in the 1950s and 1960s, and much of this engineering heritage may be recoverable.
Thus, NERVA engines required exhaust scrubbers and other measures to prevent contamination of the environment, adding significant time and cost to the program.
www.lycos.com /info/nerva--nuclear-engines.html   (505 words)

 Capitolium.org - Imperial Fora Official Website - Rome, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The excavation of the Forum of Nerva was the first archeological intervention in the central city that began after the war and continued on until today.
An archeological excavation that began in 1995 in the areas between the Curia, the Basilica Aemilia, and the southern side of the Forum of Nerva, had already brought forth a series of important data relative to the organization of the quarter.
One of the water ducts revived during excavation was evident to be constructed in the Forum of Nerva area.
www.capitolium.org /eng/fori/nerva.htm   (2148 words)

 NUCLEAR ROCKET PROPULSION - THE 1960S - Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
Additional work includes NERVA nuclear vehicle interplanetary flight studies, and solid core vehicle integration studies under contract to NASA in the 1960s.
Westinghouse was the prime contractor for the reactor component of the NERVA program, while Aerojet was the contractor for engine elements such as pumps and nozzles.
The final phase of NERVA fuel development was the Nuclear Furnace (NF-1) reactor, a heterogeneous water-moderated beryllium-reflected reactor for high-temperature nuclear testing of fuel elements and other components.
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 Nerva Spectral Demons
For centuries, the Nerva Spectral Daemons have dwelt amongst the tiny islands of Nerva.
It is known that the Nerva Daemons that plague the region gibber and mutter to themselves, invoking Caleb’s name with frequency.
As to the relationship between the Circle of Thorns and the Nerva Spectral Daemons themselves, it is a common belief that the Circle worships these outer planar beings.
www.cityofvillains.com /gameinfo/nervaspectraldemons.html   (821 words)

 Nerva. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
At the death of Domitian he was chosen emperor by the senate in a strong movement toward constitutionalism and senatorial influence and away from hereditary succession.
Nerva, a kind, paternal figure, reformed the land laws in favor of the poor, revised taxation, and tolerated the Christians.
This assured an orderly transfer of power when Nerva died after fifteen months in office.
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 (89) Nerva   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nerva was a mild-mannered emperor whose reign was peaceful and beneficent, particularly concerned with programs for improving the lot of the poor.
Nerva's coin portraits display an odd mixture of idealization, in the form of a healthy Julio-Claudian head of hair, and harsh realism, in his distinctive profile with its sloping forehead, large hooked nose, and prominent Adam's apple.
The priestly instruments depicted here, a simpulum or ladle, sprinkler, jug, and lituus or augur's staff, were often used as tokens of the emperor's status as pontifex maximus, chief priest of the Roman state.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/089.html   (240 words)

 The Emperors between Augustus and Trajan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A.D. Nerva was named emperor almost immediately upon Domitian's death.
Nerva also wanted to maintain a balanced budget and he decided to abolish many of the public rituals of sacrifices, games and races.
Nerva died a natural death in A.D. 98 and was succeeded by his adopted son, Trajan.
www.dl.ket.org /latin3/historia/empire/nerva.htm   (227 words)

 Nerva, Roman Imperial Coins of, at WildWinds.com
IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Nerva, laureate, r.
IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT P P, laureate head right / COS III, Legionary eagle between two standards, the left one surmounted by a hand, the right by a flag with diagonal stripes.
Nerva Æ26 of Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Antioch.
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Nerva was declared emperor by the See also:
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Nerva seems nevertheless to have soon wearied of the uncongenial task of governing, and his anxiety to be rid of it was quickened by the See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /NAN_NEW/NERVA_MARCUS_COCCEIUS.html   (1498 words)

Marcus Cocceius Nerva was born on 8 November AD 30 at Narnia.
With the murder of Domitian there was no member of the Flavian house left to succeed him, and no ambitious general at the gates.
Nerva, already in his sixties when he ascended to the throne, adopted Trajan as successor on October AD 97 and died in Rome, 28 January 98.
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