Death of Vitellius; Vespasian is declared emperor by the senate

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Historical Context Note

The official establishment of Vespasian as emperor marks the beginning of the reign of the so-called Flavian dynasty in Rome. It lasted until the death of Vespasian's second son Domitian (96).

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Death of Vitellius; Vespasian is declared emperor by the senate". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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