The ius Latii may have been granted to both cities by the Flavians
. However, in the absence of any epigraphic evidence of the title of municipium or of inscriptions recording duoviri, their status remains doubtful.
This illustrates the queer workings of fame, since the amphitheater we know as the Colosseum of Rome was built by the Flavians
on land belonging to the dead Nero in order to expunge the memory of the tyrant.
His account pivots on the succession of tribal kings and their complex relation with the empire, which he characterizes as a third powerful family to complicate the usual tale of rivalry between the Roman Julio-Claudians and Flavians
over the distant island.
Compared to my previous visit nearly 10 years ago to the great ampitheatre which held 50,000 when it was built by the Flavians
back in AD72 the mammoth structure where unfortunates were mauled to death by exotic animals for the sake of "entertainment" was brought to life in all its gory and devastating cruelty.
(9) Three 'false Neros' appeared under the Flavians
, in Egypt and the East, each presenting an alternative version of past events, proving how important it was for Vespasian to establish a new, shared account of what had occurred.
Mindful perhaps of the importance of testing in academic settings, he broadly groups these four parts into two, roughly equal halves, with the end of the Flavians
dividing the earlier and later periods; in Parts I-II and Parts III-IV, ten short chapters are balanced with approximately 150 pages of text in each half.
The Imperial Cult under the Flavians
. Stuttgart and Berlin.
Chapters 4 and 5 are concerned with material culture; Chapter 4 covers the evidence in Roman Palestine from the period of the Flavians
to the later sixth century.
It burned, ravaged, and devastated the whole island.' If the Bellum Punicum had not been reduced to such a fragmentary state, then it doubtless would have been possible to detect further evocative Naevian phrasing in Tacitus and other authors.(3) Alternatively, intertextuality can be more cohesive and sustained, as when Tacitus at Histories 3.84 invests his description of the capture of Rome by the Flavians
; with echoes from Virgil's account of the fall of Troy in Aeneid 2.(4) Of course this was not the end of the chain: Virgil himself probably describes the fall of Troy in terms which evoked Ennius' account of the fall of Alba Longa in the Annales.(5)
15-92) describes the Republican origins of the adventus, the embellishments which accrued to it under the Flavians
and Antonines, its further elaboration in the practice and coinage of the Severan Emperors, and its flowering under Constantine, whose orators made great play with the occursus.
Dio's links with the Flavians
are therefore far from incontrovertible.(55) There is no good evidence to support the theory that Dio was amicus to either Vespasian or Titus,(56) and the patron whose fall caused Dio's exile may not have been a minor member of that dynasty but Nerva's nephew L.