[ve-spey-zhuh n, -zhee-uh n]
- Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus, a.d. 9–79, Roman emperor 70–79.
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Vespasian undertook a third, which was burnt about the time of his death.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
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Vespasian prepared for the assault, which was to take place at daybreak.
You may be sure that Vespasian would have avenged his blood upon all the people.
On the following day Vespasian himself, with his whole army, arrived there.
Vespasian, himself, was not greatly affected by the prophecy.
- 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