Definition of Flavian in English:
Relating to a dynasty ( ad 69-96) of Roman emperors including Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian.
- 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.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with Flavianavian, Batavian, Moldavian, Moravian, Octavian, Scandinavian, Shavian
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