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  • adj. of or pertaining to the Flavian Dynasty, between the years 69 and 96 AD
  • n. Someone who lived during the Flavian Dynasty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Roman emperors Flavius Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian, who reigned a. d. 69–96: as, the Flavian age; the Flavian amphitheater.
  • n. One of the three Roman emperors of the dynasty of (Flavius) Vespasian.


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  • Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, this site is the largest of the coliseums built by the Romans around 70 AD.

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  • Thus in building the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, Vespasian gave back to the people of Rome what Nero had taken from them.

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  • Their research people scoured reference books for historical remote locations like the Colosseum - correctly called the Flavian Amphitheater, one careful back-room type discovered - where people waxed rhapsodic on the Roman substitute for NFL football: combat, to the death, man against man, man against beast, beast against Christian, and various other permutations thereof.

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  • He called Flavian, the deacon, and gave him authority over the other twenty-three disciples during his absence; and then, clad only in


  • But instead of following the masses, take a detour up to Palatine Hill, which is not only jam-packed with history the Imperial Palace, the house of Livia and Augustus, the Flavian Palace, but also has an unrivaled view of Circus Maximus and the Coliseum itself.

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  • Covers the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasian, and the rule of the Flavian Dynasty (69 – 96) up to the death of Domitian.

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  • As for the Great Jewish Revolt, surely it was great in large measure because it served Flavian purposes to portray it as such.

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  • Built by the Flavian emperor Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian between A.D. 70 and 80, Rome's Colosseum is showing its age.

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  • The location of the Colosseum, built by the Flavian emperor Vespasian and his sons and successors Titus and Domitian between A.D. 70 and 80, was as polemically important as its size and shape.

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  • Those lucky enough to be there witnessed events that were, in their way, every bit as dramatic as the Frasier-Ali "rumble in the jungle" or the epic bout between Priscus and Verus at the opening of the Flavian amphitheater.

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