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Vespasian

[ve-spey-zhuh n, -zhee-uh n]
noun
  1. Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus, a.d. 9–79, Roman emperor 70–79.
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Historical Examples of vespasian

  • Vespasian undertook a third, which was burnt about the time of his death.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology

    Charles K. Dillaway

  • On the following day Vespasian himself, with his whole army, arrived there.

    For the Temple

    G. A. Henty

  • Vespasian prepared for the assault, which was to take place at daybreak.

    For the Temple

    G. A. Henty

  • You may be sure that Vespasian would have avenged his blood upon all the people.

    For the Temple

    G. A. Henty

  • Vespasian had encountered no resistance, on his march down to Ptolemais.

    For the Temple

    G. A. Henty


British Dictionary definitions for vespasian

Vespasian

noun
  1. Latin name Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus. 9–79 ad, Roman emperor (69–79), who consolidated Roman rule, esp in Britain and Germany. He began the building of the Colosseum
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