Marmoream relinquo, quam latericiam accepi. The Julio-Claudian Emperors. From Republic to Empire. Imperial expansion brought wealth to Rome, but the wealth was unequally distributed which aggravated class tensions Conflicts arose over political and social policies Optimates and Populares
army and other supporters
projects to provide employment for
to people in the imperial provinces
Anthony and Cleopatra by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
didn't throw big parties or spend a lot of money like the Julio-Claudian emperors.
If he were alive today he would rather watch a football game today than an opera
So the empire had a lot of money in the treasury. He was emperor ten years, until he died in bed in 79 A.D.Vespasian 69-79 AD
Only one month after Titus' accession though a disaster should strike which should overshadow his reign. The eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano overwhelmed the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplontis.
And he looks a lot like Bobby Flay of the Food Network...
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