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Flavian

(flā`vēən), ancient Roman gens. The name was applied especially to three Roman emperors, VespasianVespasian
(Titus Flavius Vespasianus) , A.D. 9–A.D. 79, Roman emperor (A.D. 69–A.D. 79), founder of the Flavian dynasty. The son of a poor family, he made his way in the army by sheer ability.
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 and his sons TitusTitus
(Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) , A.D. 39–A.D. 81, Roman emperor (A.D. 79–A.D. 81). Son of Emperor Vespasian, Titus was closely associated with his father in military campaigns, and after A.D. 71 he acted as coruler with the emperor.
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 and DomitianDomitian
(Titus Flavius Domitianus) , A.D. 51–A.D. 96, Roman emperor (A.D. 81–A.D. 96), son of Vespasian. Although intended as the heir to his older brother, Titus, he was given no important posts.
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Flavian

 

a dynasty of Roman emperors who ruled from A.D. 69 to 96; the founder of the dynasty was Titus Flavius Vespasianus (ruled 69–79). The dynasty also included Vespasian’s sons Titus (79–81) and Domitian (81–96). (SeeDOMITIAN.)

Under the Flavian dynasty, many members of the provincial aristocracy were admitted to the Senate and the equestrian class. The Flavians extended the rights of Roman and Latin citizenship to the provincials on a larger scale than their predecessors, such as the Julians and the Claudians, which expanded the social base of the imperial power. The policies implemented by the Flavians reflected the interests of the provincial aristocracy, which in a number of instances displeased the Senate.

REFERENCES

Henderson, B. W. Five Roman Emperors. Cambridge, 1927.
Scott, K. The Imperial Cult Under the Flavians. Stuttgart, 1936.
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They undoubtedly belonged to the forum that was totally demolished under the Flavians in order to construct a very different monument.
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When the defeated Vitellian troops remain undeterred by the barrage of insults, the Flavians direct their anger instead towards the treacherous Vitellian general, Caecina.
27-38) modern scholars have seen Dio as a confidant of the Flavian dynasty:(1) amicus to Vespasian, possibly a special envoy of Vespasian to the Grek east,(2) amicus to Titus, and friend and adviser to a minor member of the house T.
1) Notable among their works on the Flavians are B.
27) An attempt to construct a prosopographical link between Dio and the Flavians by way of Dio's possible teacher Musonius would be very suspect (cf.
9) Later in the Vespasian Suetonius records the emperor's open scorn for the unknown flatterers who attempted to provide the Flavians with a mythical ancestor who founded Reate and accompanied Hercules; he signals that Vespasian did not conceal his humble origins, but rather paraded them (Vesp.
Under the Flavians there was likely to be no shortage of the latter, whether partisans from the civil war period or not.
may have assailed the Flavians on the basis of their dubious ancestry.
With the choice of the verb instituet Valerius implies that Vespasian's son will at one and the same time establish a cult and temple specifically in honour of Vespasian and in these acts set a precedent for future successors to the Flavian throne.