A history of all nations from the earliest times; being a universal historical library . VERO COnSulibus ALAE I.IIISPANORVM AVRIANAE CVI PRAEeST Marcus INSTEIVS Marci FiliusPALatina tribu COELENVS EX GREGALE MOGETISSAE COMATVLLIFilio BOIO ET VERECVNDAE CASATI FILiae VXORI EIVS SEQANaeET MATRVLLAE FILIAE EIVS DESCRIPTVM ET RECOGNITVM EXTABVLA AENEA QVAE FIXA EST ROMAE. 1 Increased between k.v>. 76 and 112 (probably under Domitian) to ten. TITUS. 125 harshness and a tendency to dissipation, devote his energies to gain thecredit of the noblest clemency. The sense of the responsibility awak-ene

A history of all nations from the earliest times; being a universal historical library . VERO COnSulibus ALAE I.IIISPANORVM AVRIANAE CVI PRAEeST Marcus INSTEIVS Marci FiliusPALatina tribu COELENVS EX GREGALE MOGETISSAE COMATVLLIFilio BOIO ET VERECVNDAE CASATI FILiae VXORI EIVS SEQANaeET MATRVLLAE FILIAE EIVS DESCRIPTVM ET RECOGNITVM EXTABVLA AENEA QVAE FIXA EST ROMAE. 1 Increased between k.v>. 76 and 112 (probably under Domitian) to ten. TITUS. 125 harshness and a tendency to dissipation, devote his energies to gain thecredit of the noblest clemency. The sense of the responsibility awak-ene Stock Photo
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A history of all nations from the earliest times; being a universal historical library . VERO COnSulibus ALAE I.IIISPANORVM AVRIANAE CVI PRAEeST Marcus INSTEIVS Marci FiliusPALatina tribu COELENVS EX GREGALE MOGETISSAE COMATVLLIFilio BOIO ET VERECVNDAE CASATI FILiae VXORI EIVS SEQANaeET MATRVLLAE FILIAE EIVS DESCRIPTVM ET RECOGNITVM EXTABVLA AENEA QVAE FIXA EST ROMAE. 1 Increased between k.v>. 76 and 112 (probably under Domitian) to ten. TITUS. 125 harshness and a tendency to dissipation, devote his energies to gain thecredit of the noblest clemency. The sense of the responsibility awak-ened all the better traits of his nature. His temperament was sen-suous, his passions strong, and he was very excitable ; but under thediscipline and discretion of his father, in the hard school of war andtlie sobering business of administration, he had learned self-control.The splendor of his short and happy reign was heightened by the con-trast with the rule of his successor; and it was the frugal policy of hisfather that Y>^t Titus in a position to giatify his liberality. Whether. Fig. 34. — The Colosseum at Rome. (From a photograph.) Titus in a longer life could have carried out the system of graciousmildness with which he began his reign, is doubtful. It is only cer-tain that his short reign was rich in proofs of genuine kindness, greatexecutive ability, and self-mastery. The people did not forget theemperor, who, out of the material. of Neros palace, constructed greatthermae, or public baths, which surpassed all earlier ones in magnili-cence, and were free to the people. The splendid triuiiiphal arch ofPentelic marble, adorned with rich reliefs (Fig- 36), which still stands 126 THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE EMPIRE. as a memorial of Tituss victory over the Jews, was erected by thesenate in A.D. 81, after his death. In his reign occurred an unparalleled catastrophe in Campania. OnAugust 24, A.D. 79, Vesuvius broke out in an eruption, in which threeflourishing towns, Pompeii, Sta

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