Titus, Flavius Vespasianus

(c. 40–81)
   Emperor of Rome 79–81. The son of VESPASIAN, he served in Germany and Britain and commanded a legion under his father in the Jewish War that started in 66. He subdued the Galilee and spared the Jewish commander JOSEPHUS FLAVIUS after the sack of the town of Jotapata where Josephus had been in charge. He then went on to attack the last stronghold, Giscala (Gush Halav), where the leader, JOHN OF GISCALA, refused to negotiate surrender terms on the Sabbath. While the Romans were waiting for the end of the day, John and a few of his followers escaped to Jerusalem.
   When Emperor Nero died in 68 Vespasian sent his son to Rome to pay tribute to his successor, Galba, who died before Titus reached Rome; he then returned to the Judean campaign. His father left it to him to take Jerusalem and went off to Egypt. After a long and bloody siege, Titus took the city on 8 September 70, destroyed the Temple and ended the Second Jewish Commonwealth. He returned to Rome for a triumphal procession, and his father ordered the great Arch of Titus to be built to commemo-rate the defeat of the Jews. Titus remained in Rome with the title of Caesar but outraged Roman society by his affair with BERENICE, the sister of Agrippa II of Judea. Titus set her up in the royal palace, but when she began to behave as if she were the empress, Vespasian insisted that she be sent away. Titus succeeded his father to the imperial throne in 79.

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