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Vitellius, Aulus

(ô`ləs vĭtĕl`ēəs), A.D. 15–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (A.D. 69). He was made commander of the legions on the lower Rhine by GalbaGalba
(Servius Sulpicius Galba) , 3 B.C.–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (A.D. 68–A.D. 69). He distinguished himself in a political and military career as praetor (A.D. 20), governor of Aquitania, consul (A.D. 33), commander in Gaul, and governor of Hispania Tarraconensis (A.
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 in A.D. 68. On Galba's death he was proclaimed emperor at Colonia Agrippina (now Cologne). The generals who favored him defeated his rival, OthoOtho, Marcus Salvius
, A.D. 32–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (Jan.–April, A.D. 69). He was a friend of Nero, and his wife, Poppaea Sabina, became Nero's mistress; Otho was repaid (A.D. 58) with the province of Lusitania. In A.D.
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, in Italy, and Vitellius was briefly the emperor. He distinguished himself by extravagance, debauchery, and general incompetence. When his rival in the East, 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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, moved into Italy, Vitellius quickly lost his supporters. His troops were defeated at Cremona, and Vitellius fought with Vespasian's brother, Flavius Sabinus, in Rome. When Vespasian's troops entered Rome, Vitellius was captured while in hiding and murdered.
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And again, when Mucianus encourageth Vespasian, to take arms against Vitellius, he saith, We rise not against the piercing judgment of Augustus, nor the extreme caution or closeness of Tiberius.
In AD 68 the death of Nero sparked a civil war, resulting in four successive rulers in a short span of time: Galba, Otho, Vitellius and finally Vespasian.
Raccanello, who currently has available a white 'Mars' figure of around 1760 from a model by Soldani-Benzi, says: 'In the 1980s a dealer in Florence told me nobody wanted the early white wares, only the later coloured pieces.' And indeed Dominic Simpson, head of European ceramics at Christie's London, reports that in June 1986 a Doccia white portrait bust of the emperor Vitellius (c.
In medieval literary studies, recent scholarship on the three extant Anglo-Saxon manuscripts of Wonders of the East has intervened in this debate, but the Letter of Alexander to Aristotle--the text that follows Wonders in the Cotton Vitellius A.
n'a ete retrouvee en fouille et seule la collection de Donato Aguado compte quelques bronzes de cette epoque--deux as de Vitellius peut-etre frappes a Tarraco, puis des bronzes de l'atelier de Rome pour Vespasien, Titus, Domitien et Antonin--.
The gold aureus coin is from the reign of Vitellius, who was emperor for only eight months in AD69, and the silver denarii coins date from 32-31BC to AD81-96.
Neither Cleopatra, Corpus, nor Vitellius contain any other anchoritic, KG, or WG texts.
The Pilgrimage of the Life of Man (MS Cotton Vitellius c.13 (1475), MS Cotton Tiberius A.7 (1475), and MS Stowe 952 (1500)); Reason and Sensuality (MS Fairfax 16 (1450));
"But the city will burn unless Valerius can persuade the false emperor Vitellius to give up his claim to the throne.