Vespasian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Vespasian Emperor of Rome and founder of the Flavian dynasty who consolidated Roman rule in Germany and Britain and reformed the army and brought prosperity to the empire; began the construction of the Colosseum (9-79)
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Usage

In literature:

Antonius opposed the fury of his men, and sent him under escort to Vespasian.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome" by Various
Vespasian received the fugitive in a friendly manner, the more since, like Josephus, Jochanan prophesied imperial honors for the general.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
A ditto of the Emperor Vespasian.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Tacitus and Suetonius describe how Vespasian (9-79) healed in at least two cases.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
One such case I will relate, which happened in my time in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
Even a Vespasian works miracles.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Under Vespasian Pliny was procurator in Italy, and in several of the provinces: Sueton.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
What was it that the Emperor Vespasian said at a somewhat similar juncture?
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
In the reign of Vespasian the conquests were not only consolidated but extended.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
In the final strife between the forces of Vitellius and Vespasian, the city of Cremona, which was held by the former, was besieged.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
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In news:

(FORTUNE Magazine) – "Money has no odor," said Roman Emperor Vespasian after he levied a tax on public urinals.
Otho and Vitellius reign briefly before Vespasian is named emperor and founds the Flavian dynasty.
He led the military arm of Vespasian's dictatorship and was effectively head of state.
The two sons of Vespasian Titus and Domitian (ruled 79 – 81 AD, and 81 – 96 AD respectively) could not have been more different as emperors.
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