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For the Flavians, victory in Judaea had to be used to represent a threat to the security of the empire as a whole, so that victory was the restitution of peace to the entire Roman world.
The design established the very conditions which Pliny the Elder, writing under the Flavians, identifies as necessary for appreciating--and, significantly, remembering--works of art: leisure and quietude.
It was not enough, however, simply to display these spoils if the Flavians expected them to possess a shared significance for the people of Rome, one which would convert victory into lasting political power.
15) Whether originating within the Flavian inner circle or not, tales of these events steeped Vespasian's ascendancy in divinity.
Part II, "The Early Empire," covers the rise of Augustus and continues through the fall of the Julio-Claudians to the end of the Flavian Dynasty in 98 CE.
Cohort: Berard 1991, present in Carthage since the Flavians.
The Julio-Claudian legacy had to be handled with care by the Flavians.
1) Notable among their works on the Flavians are B.
A more personal aim for those in attendance was a desire to honour the work of Brian Jones and Bob Milns, whose lifelong interest in Rome's Flavian emperors has greatly influenced many scholars, and in particular those who offered papers on the day.
9) Later in the Vespasian Suetonius records the emperor's open scorn for the unknown flatterers who attempted to provide the Flavians with a mythical ancestor who founded Reate and accompanied Hercules; he signals that Vespasian did not conceal his humble origins, but rather paraded them (Vesp.
Rather, its origins lie in one of the annalistic histories written under the Flavians, when, with the benefit of hindsight, the actions of a junior senator, who was to rise to the highest position, assumed greater significance.
Suetonius begins the final book of his De vita Caesarum, in which were covered the lives of Vespasian, Titus and Domitian, with a ringing endorsement of the Flavian dynasty: the principates of Galba, Otho and Vitellius are characterised baldly with the very first word of the Book as rebellio, a negative assessment which is underlined by caedes.
may have assailed the Flavians on the basis of their dubious ancestry.
the Flavian period contain this right, and no more.
Milns, Suetonius: The Flavian Emperors (London 2002) 46.