Thursday, April 01, 2021

8 facts about the Flavian dynasty

THE COLLECTOR: Who Were the Flavian Emperors? (8 Facts). The Flavian Emperors ruled Rome for only 27 years, but the impact of their brief dynasty stretched far beyond their reign (Susan Masten). HT Rogue Classicism.

During the First Jewish Revolt (Great Revolt), Vespasian and Titus conquered and destroyed Jerusalem. Vesuvius erupted in the reign of Titus. Also, not mentioned in the article, The Flavians were patrons of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. If not for their patronage, we probably wouldn't have his works. Our knowledge of first-century Judaism would be much poorer.

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