Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Titus
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(Imperator Caesar Titus Vespasianus Augustus; Greek Τίτος/Títos)

A. Historical dimension

T. Flavius Vespasianus (AD 39–81) succeeded his father Vespasian on the Roman imperial throne (AD 79–81). He was educated in the literature and music and a master not only of what later became known as the liberal arts, but also of riding and swordsmanship, singing and playing the lyre. He knew Greek and was an outstanding orator [02.165 f.]. He is also said to have possessed natural charm, talent and intelligence [09.156 f.]. Before his accession, T. was known for his participation i…

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Jung-Kaiser, Ute, “Titus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004769>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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