Roman Emperor Titus (born December 30, A.D. 39, died September 13, 81; ruled 79-81). Elder son of the emperor Vespasian and 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 erruption 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 (A.D. 66-70) and sack of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.
Roman Emperor Titus
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