Titus Flavius Vespasianus

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Titus Flavius Vespasianus (A.D. 39 - A.D. 81) was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81 A.D. He has the same name, or cognomen, as his father (today he would have been called Titus Flavius Vespasianus the Second, or more simply, Vespasian Jr.) Taking over the crushing of the Judean revolt for his father Vespasian who left and became Emperor in 70, it was Titus who defeated the Jews and destroyed their temple in 70. In Jerusalem, he had an affair with Berenice of Cilicia, the daughter of King Herod Agrippa. He was responsible for many architectural achievements during his tenure, including the Colosseum, and the design for the Arch of Titus, which was built by his brother and successor Domitian.