Definition of Flavian in English:


Syllabification: Fla·vi·an
Pronunciation: /ˈflāvēən


  • Of or relating to a dynasty ( ad 69-96) of Roman emperors including Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian.
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    • His name indicates that his family was granted the citizenship by the Flavian dynasty of Vespasian.
    • The settlement developed into a planned Roman town from early Flavian times.
    • Suetonius, writing about the Julio-Claudian and Flavian emperors under a new dynasty, saw no reason to treat them as heroes.


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  • A member of the Flavian dynasty.
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    • The latter managed to stick, founding a new dynasty, the Flavians.
    • As the Flavians advanced on Rome there were steady desertions from Vitellius' cause, though his praetorians remained loyal.
    • Either way, the result was a new imperial dynasty: the Flavians.


from Latin Flavianus, from Flavius, a given name used by this dynasty.

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