Classical Studies 202 Lecture7a (1)

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Classical Studies 202 Ancient Roman Society Lecture # 7 -The Flavian Emperors- -Provincial Administration - -BREAK- -Philosophy- - Music -
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THE FLAVIAN EMPERORS  (69-96 AD) 68 AD Galba Governor of Spain rebels, and others turn on Nero Nero commits suicide 69 AD "The Year of the Four Emperors" Galba  (Spanish legions and Praetorian Guard) Otho  (friend of Galba supported by Portuguese legions) -friend & fellow debaucher of Nero as well -losses Battle of Cremona to Vespasian Vitellius  (Rhine legions) -declared by the legions, but not want the job Vespasian  (eastern legions in Syria-Judaea) -acclaimed by the legions and joined by the Danube legions
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Titus Flavius Vespanasius/Vespasian (69-79  AD) Born 9 AD A blunt, honest soldier Reform Rome politically, socially, economically  stabilize economy (tax everything!) pay toilets good administrator began Colosseum "Ut puto deus fio" "I think I'm becoming a god" deified
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Titus (79-81 AD) elder son of Vespasian great general Put down Jewish Revolt and destroyed the Temple  of Solomon in 70 AD popular, generous and efficient open Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre vs  Colossus of Nero)
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Titus (79-81 AD) criticized for slow response to aiding the  victims of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79  AD Died of disease while campaigning in the  East deified
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Domitian (81-96 AD) younger brother of Titus -lived in his brother’s shadow tried to restore old gods -anti-Christian & Eastern cults -persecute Christians 89 AD rebellion flamed his paranoia -saw conspiracies everywhere -began treason trials against Senators
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Domitian (81-96 AD) 96 AD murdered by the Praetorian Guard -damned by the Senate and all his statues torn  down -not deified -no heir End of the Flavian line
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PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION Rome had c. 48 Provinces at its peak
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