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Titus


Bust of Titus. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Titus (Louvre, Paris)
Titus: emperor of the Roman world (79-81).

Names:

  • 30 December 39: Titus Flavius Vespasianus 
  • July 69: Titus Caesar Vespasianus 
  • 2 September 70: Imperator Titus Caesar Vespasianus 
  • 24 June 79: Imperator Titus Caesar Vespasianus Augustus
  • 13 September 81: natural death
Successor of: Vespasian

Relatives:

  • father: Vespasian
  • mother: Flavia Domitilla
  • married to: Arrecina Tertulla, Marcia Furnilla (affair with Berenice)
  • children: Julia

Early career:

Main deeds:

  • 70 Consul I (with his father Vespasian); Titus takes Jerusalem
  • 71 Consul II (with Vespasian); triumph of Vespasian and Titus; Gate of Janus closed; Titus praetorian prefect
  • 73 Censorship
  • 74 Consul III (with Vespasian)
  • 75 Consul IV (with Vespasian); Berenice in Rome; she is later dismissed
  • 76 Consul V (with Vespasian)
  • 77 Consul VI (with Vespasian); Pliny the Elder dedicates the Natural history to Titus
  • 79 Consul VII (with Vespasian); succeeds his father
  • Berenice is briefly in Rome
  • 80 Consul VIII (with his brother Domitian); fire in Rome; inauguration of the Colosseum and the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus
  • 81 Death; succeeded by Domitian
Buildings: Colosseum; Baths of Titus; Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus; Temple of Vespasian
 

Contemporary events:

  • 79 Eruption of the Vesuvius, destruction of Pompeii, death of Pliny the Elder
Succeeded by: Domitian

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