Flavian Visual Propaganda : Building a Dynasty


Flavian Visual Propaganda : Building a Dynasty

Vasta, Michael (Illinois Wesleyan University)

Constructing the Past: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 10 (2007)

Abstract

After seizing the throne in the year 69, Vespasian faced an immediate dilemma: he was lacking authority, and, so to speak, majesty. He undertook a comprehensive program of propaganda designed to remedy this problem, and to establish the legitimacy of himself and his successors. His son, Titus, faced as similar problem on his accession. As the enforcer of Vespasian

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