These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty
, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).
Still incomplete when he lost his grip on power four years later, the palace's dismantling began as soon as Rome regained political stability under the Flavian dynasty
. Although the historical record remains shadowy, it seems that Vespasian (final victor of the post-Neronian turmoil) was intent on doing all he could to distance himself from Nero's legacy.
The Flavian dynasty
of Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian continually promoted the symbolism of the destruction of Jerusalem throughout their imperial tenure and in the context of its vast construction projects and general reshaping of Rome.
ROMAN COLOSSEUM, ITALY: Built by the Flavian dynasty
and completed in 80AD, the colosseum was designed to hold 50,000 spectators of Roman gladiatorial contests and games.
He was believed to come from humble beginnings and founded the short-lived Flavian dynasty
after the civil wars that followed Nero's death in 68 AD.
He finds that there was more innovation than has previously been allowed, that a conscious effort was made to emphasize Vespasian's adherence to the model for a good emperor provided by Augustus, and that there was a consistent, reassuring emphasis on the Flavian dynasty
, in the person of Vespasian's sons Titus and Domitian.
Built in the Flavian Dynasty
, around the same period as the Coliseum in Rome, Chester's amphitheatre is a Class A Ancient Monument owned by English Heritage and managed by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
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.
The reign of Vespasian put an end to this pattern of quick elevation to the throne and similarly quick disappearance by establishing the Flavian dynasty
, which lasted twenty-seven years.
Symbol of Rome the world over, the Colosseum was built by the emperors of the Flavian dynasty