The word gets its name from the first-century emperor Vespasian
, who levied a tax on urine, which was used for tanning leather.
For me, the situation today recalls what occurred when the Roman Emperor Vespasian
launched a military campaign against the Jewish nation and its ancient capital of Jerusalem.
56) As Millar observes, (57) Pliny had imbibed the message and already contrasted Flavian public-mindedness with Neronian self-gratification, specifically referring to the Templum Pacis within two years of the dedication of the monument: 'among the list of works I have referred to, all the most celebrated have now been dedicated by the emperor Vespasian
in the Temple of Peace and his other public buildings; they had been looted by Nero, who conveyed them all to Rome and arranged them in the sitting-rooms of his Golden Mansion.
The Emperor Vespasian
was never quite the same after the day when a dog dropped a human hand on his chair at lunch.
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Italian archaeologists have found the summer villa of Roman Emperor Vespasian
in the Sabine hill country northeast of Rome.
Founded around 72AD by the Emperor Vespasian
, thousands of hapless gladiators got the thumbs-down here.
Located slightly east of the Roman Forum, construction on the Colosseum started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian
It was built by Emperor Vespasian
over an ornamental lake belonging to the much-hated Emperor Nero as a way of restoring the land to ordinary Roman citizens.
Indeed, in the same edition in the On This Day column, you print: 'AD79 death of Roman Emperor Vespasian
Second, the Emperor Vespasian
wants Falco to go to Britain to sort out a cock-up at the building site.
Soon after its formation the city became the seat of the Roman praefecti; later, the emperor Vespasian
The head looking upwards at the bottom of the sheet appears to have been copied after a bust of the Emperor Vespasian
, either based upon an ancient prototype or a modern version, possibly from a set of busts of the Twelve Caesars.
After the war he was well received in Rome, where his conqueror, now the emperor Vespasian
, rewarded him richly for his treachery with citizenship, a grant of property and the continuing patronage of the Flavian family.
Work started on this, the biggest of all the Roman amphitheatres, in AD 70 by order of the Emperor Vespasian
- founder of the Flavian Dynasty.
Strict legislation was put in place by the Emperor Vespasian
which made the sale of pulses in snack bars illegal.