from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Vespasian Originally Titus Flavius Vespasianus. A.D. 9-79. Emperor of Rome (69-79) who brought prosperity to the empire, reformed the army, was a patron of the arts, and began the building of the Colosseum.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. Emperor of Rome and founder of the Flavian dynasty who consolidated Roman rule in Germany and Britain and reformed the army and brought prosperity to the empire; began the construction of the Colosseum (9-79)
It was carried in Vespasian's triumph, and the figure is to be seen on Titus 'arch at Rome.
His last victim was Flavius Clemens , his cousin-german, a man below contempt for his want of energy, whose sons, then of very tender age, he had avowedly destined for his successors, and, discarding their former names, had ordered one to be called Vespasian, and the other
The Seer goes on to say "One is", namely Vespasian, A.D.
Those who, as we mentioned above, claim that the sixth place must be assigned to the Emperor Vespasian, and that this was the reign in which the author lived, may still discover the reason for his statements in the appearance of this false Nero, if they suppose that they were written in the first period of Vespasian, that is to say at the be ginning of the year 70.
See Suetonius, "Vespasian," ch. 24, as to the particulars of his death.
Innocent brought from elsewhere Domitian's obelisk, with his name and those of Vespasian and Titus done in hieroglyphics.
Strangely, and much like Jane Hamsher, Vespasian today would find himself far to the left of the current Democratic Party.
Vespasian brought with him from the eastern campaigns nothing but revulsion for the treacherous weasels and effete moneymakers he found in Rome.
The bankers and the politicians better hope they luck into a Pompeian type, and not an incorruptible general like the grimly unadorned Titus Flavius Vespasian.
Unlike Democrats, Vespasian believed in national banks serving the interest of the common citizen, and unlike the Obama administration, Vespasian as emperor was a determined and committed Keynesian.
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