Vespasian AD 9-79
Vespasian was the Roman Emperor from AD 69-79. As such, he was also
called Caesar Vespasianus Augustus.
His original full name was Titus
The years 68-70 were turbulent ones and a time of
civil wars in the
Galba, Otho, and Vitellius, had been cut off
successively by violent deaths.
Vespasian was able to bring about some
Also during his reign, Vespasian saw the destruction of Jerusalem by
the Romans under his son
Titus. The year? AD 70.
With Flavia Domitilla, Vespasian
had another son, Domitian.
Both his sons, Titus and Domitian, became future Roman emperors.
Also under Vespasian, construction of
the Colosseum (coliseum) was begun sometime between AD 70 and
It took until AD 80 for the coliseum to
get dedicated, which it did under Titus and with a hundred days of