Jan. 23, 2013
-Vespasian claims peace after the revolt in Jerusalem is put down
-has to find a way to legitimize his rule because he performed a coup just like Augustus
-took imperial powers from the Senate immediately, moving towards absolutist style mon
laudius unlikely emperor?
Home life: not good
bad choice of wives, adivers, e.g. Agrippina the Younger, mother of Nero
invasion of Britain, 43(Richborough Castle)
added Thrace and Mauretania(N Africa) as well' interfered in Judaea/Pale
Flavians restored peace to the empire.
the problem though was that vespasian had illegally taken power, he had to figure out a way to keep the
fascade of the republic. to solve this he took it by acclamation of the army, and taking the power from
Hadrian was active in legal areas.
Edict of Praetors - changed widely from place to place and year to year. Therefore,
Hadrian attempted to standardize it. This led to a. Theodosian Code 5th century and
Justinianic code 6th century. He counti