In the period of the Antonines the endowment of professors out of the imperial treasury gave Athens a special status as a university town.
There are remains of a theatre of the time of the Antonines and the Ponte Vecchio rests on Roman foundations.
In the hands of Trajan, Hadrian and the Antonines, Nerva's example bore fruit in the institution of the alimentationes, the most genuinely charitable institution of the pagan world.
GRANIUS LICINIANUS, Roman annalist, probably lived in the age of the Antonines (2nd century A.D.).
After the downfall of the house of the Antonines, Pescennius Niger, who commanded the forces in Egypt, was proclaimed emperor on the death of Pertinax (AD.