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Titus
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This is about the emperor of ancient Rome. For other things named "Titus", please see Titus (disambiguation).

Titus Flavius Vespasianus, commonly known as just Titus, (December 30, AD 39 - September 13, 81) ruled the Roman Empire from 79 to 81.

Elder son of the emperor Vespasian, he was succeeded by his brother, Domitian. Titus's reputation has prospered in contrast to the character of Domitian, whose persecutions were detailed by the contemporary historian Tacitus. Titus was emperor during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the consequent destruction of life and property in the cities and resort communities around the Bay of Naples. The Triumphal Arch of Titus, which stands at one entrance to the Roman Forum, memorializes the triumph he was awarded for his defeat of the Jewish Rebellion (66-70) and sack of Jerusalem in 70. It was while he was in Jerusalem that he began his love affair with Berenice of Cilicia. His reign also saw the rebellion led by Terentius Maximus, the False Nero.

Preceded by:
Vespasian (69 - 79)
Roman emperors
Followed by:
Domitian (81 - 96)

  

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