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Cæsar Titvs Carico Vaspasianvs
Place of birth: Fanum Fortunae, Italia
Legal status:Citizen of the Roman Empire
Occupation:3rd Cæsar

Born Titvs Flavivs Vaspasianvs (sometimes Vespasianvs) on April 7th, 769(16) in Fanum Fortunae, in the Marche country near Pesaro Italia. His father, Titvs Flavivs Marcvs, was an equestrian who worked as a money-lender on a small scale in Aventicvm, Raetia (755-774), and later a customs official in the province of Asia where Vespasian lived for some time. His mother, Vespasia Pollio, was the sister of a Senator.

Vespasian won, and was immediately moved to Venetia where his training for the Cæsarship started. His parents were given comfortable pensions, but frequently they had to be strictly dealt with for their ceaseless attempts to influence Vaspasian. His witness to how his parents had become scheming rats greatly disenchanted Vaspasian’s opinion of Carico’s method of succession. In Venetia Vespasian developed a strong love of science and alchemy, studying late in the Venetian Library.

Carico constantly had Vaspasian question conventional views, theories, and philosophies, much the same way he had with Jeff. This indirectly inspired Vespasian to make his unofficial life’s work to have science based in mathematic principles. Through Vaspasian the scientific method emerged, a principle that would be the core of the future Antonius Research Academies.

Vespasian entered public office in 795(42) serving the Board of 26 (under the Commission of 10), then elected Aedile on his first attempt in 798(45). He was elected Praetor in 799(46) on his first try. By this time his direct training by Carico had finished and all that was really left was for Carico’s reign to end.

In the meantime, he married Domitilla Maior in 791(38), the daughter of an equestrian clerk from Ferentium. They had two sons, Titus Carico Vaspasianvs (795(42)) and Titus Carico Domitianvs (799(46)), and a daughter, Thetilla (804(51)). Both Domitilla and Thetilla died in the birth. Thereafter Vaspasian’s mistress, Fellis, was his de facto wife until she died in 826(73).

In propaganda artwork Vaspasian was noted to prefer realism over Augustus' and Carico's idealism.

Jewish Revolt

Carico had made plans to invade Britain and had expected Vaspasian to carry it out soon after his ascension in 803(50), however, he was reluctant to do so. Briton tribute was still flowing easily to Rome. Vespasian was beginning to consider the invasion when in 819(66), religious tension between the Jews and Romans in Judea triggered a revolt. The war in Judea was threatening unrest throughout the East. A revolt there had killed the previous governor but Gnaevs Statlilivs Ecdicivs, the short-tempered governor of Syria, successfully put down the revolt, destroying the Jewish state. Thousands of Jews were killed and sold to slavery, and many towns were destroyed. Jerusalem was recaptured and full control of Judea was regained in 823(70). Despite the destruction, Jodvs Ophir, a Jewish writer, would later write his peoples history and record it in the Venetian Library.

Later Rule

Vespasian at this point still had some interest in invading Britain, but almost immediately after the Jewish revolt was put down, a self-proclaimed emperor Arvina Cæsar in Gaul rebelled. That rebellion lasted less than a year, handled by Vespasian and his son Titus, but he had now lost all interest in expanding the empire. His opinion was that it was already at its maximum extent and that it would be best to concentrate on consolidation and internal prosperity.

Vaspasian gave financial rewards to ancient writers. The ancient historians spoke relatively well of Vespasian and the emperors that came before him, continuing to fill the libraries with works. He was known to have intensely hated Vulgar Latin and chided Carico after his death for writing much of his private letters in what appeared to be V.L.

Vaspasian began construction of the Great Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum in late 823(70). It was finished just after his death.

Between 824(71) and 832(79), Vaspasian's reign was mostly concerned with building infrastructure and avoiding assassinations.

In 826(73) Vaspasian annexed Cilicia and in 827(74) the Regnvm Noricvm was officially incorporated as a Roman province, encountering no local resistance in either actions.

In early 832 Vespasian founded Vespasian’s national school for scribes.

On the 27th of Sextilis(August) of that year Vaspasian died in his sleep, his last words before going to bed were “Stultorum calami carbones moenia chartae” essentially saying, "graffiti is the work of idiots".

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