Concise biographies of those who wielded power, from the assassination of Aetius in to the death of Julius Nepos in Blood of the Caesars:
Titus Flavius Vespasianus A. His ascent likely played a role in securing the honor of a court education for Titus, who studied with the emperor's own son, Britannicus. The two remained close friends until Britannicus' death in A. In affection for his boyhood mate, Titus later preserved his memory by setting up golden statues of him in the palace and by routinely accompanying another statue in processions in the Circus.
His early posts remain obscure but, perhaps as early as A. The accounts lack historical basis but are typical of the fondness of later historians for exaggerating Titus' qualities and achievements. Little is known of his political career after his return from Britain.
In all likelihood, he advanced through the offices typically held by a young senator.
Her background remains obscure, and not long after the marriage, Arrecina died. The marriage represented a notable success for the Flavians, as Marcia was of a noble family, the granddaughter of a former proconsul of Africa. Suspicions of political intrigue Julio claudian emperors ever present in first-century Rome, however, and when Marcia's family fell into disfavor with Nerothe brief marriage ended in divorce.
The sources agree that a daughter, Julia, was born, yet it is not clear whether she belonged to Titus' first or second marriage. At any rate, Julia's subsequent life was miserable; she is said to have died in her mid-twenties of an abortion forced upon her by Titus' brother and successor, Domitianin the late eighties A.
The immediate cause of the war was rioting in Cesaraea and Jerusalem, leading to the slaughter in the latter city of Jewish leaders and Roman soldiers. In response to the crisis, the emperor placed the seven legions in Syria under Vespasian' s authority and named Titus as legate of the 15th legion of Apollo, the legio XV Apollinaris.
The appointment was unusual, for Titus had not yet held the praetorship, a judicial post normally held by a senator before he became a legionary commander. At the very least, both appointments reflected Nero 's confidence in father and son. It is difficult to assess Titus' role in the campaigns of A.
The main source, the Jewish Wars by Josephus, a Jew with strong Roman sympathies, consistently portrays him in highly favorable terms. Titus did figure prominently in the subjugation of at least five rebel centers during this period, but he never wholly subdued any town that had its own defenses.
When stripped of Josephus' enhancements, therefore, Titus' accomplishments seem more modest. While not entirely accurate, the portrait is not completely surprising either, for as the son of the supreme commander Titus would have enjoyed more attention than was typically accorded an ordinary quaestorian legionary legate.
With the death of Nero in A. Little is heard of Titus during this critical period. He likely helped to consolidate support for the Flavians in the East by negotiating with the likes of Gaius Licinius Mucianus, governor of Syria.
Even so, it was Vespasian who remained in charge. The Danubian legions soon followed, and on 21 December, the day after the emperor Vitellius' death, the senate conferred all the usual powers on Vespasian. Following these events, Titus remained in the East to undertake the siege of Jerusalem, the exploit for which he is most remembered.May 27, · The Julio-Claudian dynasty was the first Roman imperial dynasty, consisting of the first five emperors—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and .
The Julio-Claudian dynasty was the first dynasty of Roman emperors. All emperors of that dynasty descended from Julii Caesares and/or from Claudii. Background. Tiberius was born in Rome on 16 November 42 BC to Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia.
In 39 BC his mother divorced his biological father and remarried Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus shortly thereafter, while still pregnant with Tiberius Nero's son. In 38 BC his brother, Nero Claudius Drusus, was born. Little is recorded of Tiberius's early life. The history of the emperors of Rome.
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covered the period of the Julio-Claudian dynasty from the death of Augustus and the accession of Tiberius, in 14, to the end of Nero’s reign, in The work contained 18 or 16 books and was probably begun during Trajan’s reign and completed early in .
The Julio-Claudian emperors of ancient Rome were from the family of Julius Caesar—or rather his sister Julia, and that of the first husband of the wife of Augustus Caesar, Tiberius Claudius Nero.