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  • n. Plural form of Flavian.


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  • The Flavians were an entirely different breed from their Julio-Claudian predecessors, scions not of a great aristocratic clan but of the Italian middle class.

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  • (The Flavians were a close family but Domitian Caesar was a squit, so who could blame them?)

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  • The Flavians were the second dynasty of Roman emperors. Ancient / Classical History

  • But under the Flavians hairdressers achieved new flights of fantasy with the birth of the so-called Toupetfrisur, a style characterized by a high beehive of closely woven curls, whose honeycombed façades have been compared to sea sponges and tortellini pasta.59

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  • The stench of corruption lingered over the Flavians, and something needed to be done about it if they were not to be lumped together with the worst of the Julio-Claudians.46

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  • We might wonder why the socially conservative Flavians, who in many respects sought to disassociate themselves from the extravagant excesses of the previous regime, would adopt what looks to our eyes so frivolous a hairstyle as the Toupetfrisur.

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  • It also provided the provincial Flavians with a valuable tie to an old, respected Roman family of unimpeachable lineage.34

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  • In the empire at large, Flavians and Antonines, like the better Julio-Claudians, aimed at stability in order that its inhabitants might live in security and self-respect.

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  • Then was the Jewish War and the Flavians curiously missing Domitian altogether, but the episode was really about the Jewish war more than the emperors themselves.

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  • List of early emperors who were mad, bad and dangerous-to-know: Gaius Caligula (he of making his horse a senator fame), Nero (both of them Julio-Claudian dynasty), Domitian (Flavians), Commodus (Antonines).

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