Titus Succeeds Father Vespasian as Emperor of Rome Hot

Titus Succeeds Father Vespasian as Emperor of Rome

Emperor Titus
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Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, better known simply as Titus, succeeds his father Vespasian and becomes the tenth emperor of Rome. Titus is the first Roman emperor to ascend to the throne as a son following his father.

Before becoming emperor Titus was an accomplished military commander, serving in both Germania and Britannia before winning a major victory in the first Jewish-Roman War and destroying Jerusalem. He also served as prefect of the Praetorian Guard.

As emperor, Titus will be very popular and generally considered a good emperor by contemporary historians. This is far better than most expect because he is also known for having many vices.

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The Arch of Titus, 81 C.E.

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