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Ves·pa·sian

 (vĕs-pā′zhən, -zhē-ən) Originally Titus Flavius Vespasianus. ad 9-79.
Emperor of Rome (69-79) who brought prosperity to the empire, reformed the army, was a patron of the arts, and began the building of the Colosseum.

Vespasian

(vɛsˈpeɪʒɪən)
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(Biography) Latin name Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus. 9–79 ad, Roman emperor (69–79), who consolidated Roman rule, esp in Britain and Germany. He began the building of the Colosseum

Ves•pa•sian

(vɛˈspeɪ ʒən, -ʒi ən)

n.
(Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus), A.D. 9–79, Roman emperor 70–79.
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Noun1.Vespasian - Emperor of Rome and founder of the Flavian dynasty who consolidated Roman rule in Germany and Britain and reformed the army and brought prosperity to the empireVespasian - Emperor of Rome and founder of the Flavian dynasty who consolidated Roman rule in Germany and Britain and reformed the army and brought prosperity to the empire; began the construction of the Colosseum (9-79)
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Back in Ancient Rome, urine was in such high demand in laundries that the Emperor Vespasian taxed it.
622 illustrates a scene in which the leaders of the Jews go to Emperor Vespasian and plead for mercy, but the emperor brusquely refuses to show any forgiveness to those who killed Jesus.
4) Another Roman aristocrat who followed Jewish practices was Flavius Clemens, the nephew of Emperor Vespasian (TB Gittin 56b).
For example, in Vita 414-15, Josephus makes plain that his first wife, a prisoner of war forced on him by the Emperor Vespasian, was still a virgin.
In turning Nero's lake over to use as an amphitheatre, the emperor Vespasian won the popularity of the Roman crowd - at least for a while.
The day began with Miqdad taking the Local Bred Pure Arabian Maiden Plate while Emperor Vespasian pocketed Thoroughbred Maiden Plate.
Wonder what Emperor Vespasian would have thought of that when he began building the famous landmark in AD70?
Wonder what Emperor Vespasian would have thought of that, when he began building the famous landmark in AD70?
Prime Minister Mario Monti gave the sculpted head of Domitilla Minor, the daughter of Roman emperor Vespasian, to Libyan authorities during his trip to Tripoli on Saturday.
Nablus is the Arabic version of Neapolis, the town founded by the Emperor Vespasian some 1940 years ago, after he destroyed the nearby Jewish town of Sichem or Shechem.
Its construction started in 72AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80AD.