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Vespasian
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Vespasian

Vespasian was Roman emperor from 69 to 79 CE. Vespasian was the last of the four emperors who governed the Roman Empire in the year 69 CE. The previous three had died either by murder or suicide. Unlike Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian...
The Batavian Revolt
Article by Jona Lendering

The Batavian Revolt

Batavian revolt was a rebellion of the Batavians against the Romans in 69-70 CE. After initial successes by their commander Julius Civilis, the Batavians were ultimately defeated by the Roman general Quintus Petillius Cerialis. The year...
The Year of the Four Emperors & the Demise of Four Roman Legions
Article by Donald L. Wasson

The Year of the Four Emperors & the Demise of Four Roman Legions

During the Year of the Four Emperors (69 CE), the fight between Vitellius and Vespasian would ultimately bring about the demise of four legions, the XV Primigenia, I Germanica, IIII Macedonica, and XVI Gallia. All four of these legions had...
Vespasian (Facial Reconstruction)
Image by Daniel Voshart

Vespasian (Facial Reconstruction)

A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Vespasian (r. 69-79 CE) may have looked like. Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the artworks and statuary used as references. From left to right and top to bottom, these are...
Legio I Germanica
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Legio I Germanica

Legio I Germanica was a Roman legion that won acclaim early under Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE) but was stripped of its title for cowardice. Stationed on the Lower Rhine, the legion mutinied in 14 CE and then faced disgrace when it turned traitor...
Titus (Roman Emperor)
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Titus (Roman Emperor)

Titus was Roman emperor from 79 to 81 CE. On June 24, 79 CE Titus Flavius Vespasianus succeeded his father Vespasian (r. 69-79 CE) as emperor of the Roman Empire. Prior to his ascension to the throne, he was considered by many as “…unpopular...
From Nero to Vespasian
Image by Carole Raddato

From Nero to Vespasian

A marble portrait of Vespasian (r. 69 to 79 CE) found at Lucus Feroniae (an ancient Roman colony near Rome). This portrait, carved in a high-quality Parian marble, was refashioned from the Emperor Nero (r. 54 to 68 CE) into the likeness of...
Roman Emperor Vespasian, Palazzo Massimo
Image by Carole Raddato

Roman Emperor Vespasian, Palazzo Massimo

A portrait bust of Vespasian, from Ostia, 69-79 CE. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
Bust of Roman Emperor Vespasian
Image by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Palazzo Museum, Rome)

Bust of Roman Emperor Vespasian

A portrait bust of Roman Emperor Vespasian (1st century CE), recovered from the River Tiber. (Palazzo Massimo, National Museum of Rome).
Roman Emperor Vespasian, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Image by Carole Raddato

Roman Emperor Vespasian, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

A portrait of Roman Emperor Vespasian, from Naples, c. 70 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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