Childhood and Adolescence Except for the fact that he was raised in the imperial court in the company of Britannicus, son of Emperor Claudius, little is known about Titus' early life. Titus excelled at both Greek and Latin as a kid. He was gifted in both poetry and oratory. His mother, Livia, wanted him to become a priest but his father, Vespasian, decided otherwise. Vespasian wanted Titus to take over the empire one day so he sent him to Rome to be educated by some of the best teachers the city had to offer. During his time away from home, Vespasian died in 79 AD and was replaced by his son, Domitian. After the death of his father, Titus returned to Rome where he became emperor at the age of thirty-nine.
Titus did not marry or have children. So, when he died in 81 AD, he left no heirs to claim his throne. The Senate quickly got to work trying to figure out who should be next in line for the throne. They chose the most famous person in the world at the time, Jesus Christ. But since he was dead, they had to decide how to go about choosing his successor. Some suggested that Vitellius, another member of the Imperial family, should be made emperor. But most people didn't want another civil war so they voted to make Titus' younger brother, Caesars, heir to the throne.
Titus reigned as Emperor of Rome from 79 to 81 CE. He is also regarded as the conqueror of Jerusalem. The year of his death is unknown.
Titus came from a wealthy Roman family. When he was very young, his father died and his mother married another man who had three children by his first wife. Titus hated his stepfather and decided to leave home to go fight for Rome. When he returned from serving in the army, he asked his new mother if he could live with her and her husband. She agreed, but later when she found out that he had been enlisted into the emperor's army, she told him she never wanted to see him again.
Titus felt humiliated and decided not to return home. Instead, he made his way to Rome where he signed up with the emperor's army. He fought many battles against the Germans and saved the life of the emperor several times. When Vespasian became emperor, he gave Titus important positions at court and even made him father-in-law through marriage to himself.
While still in the army, Titus married Claudia Pulchra, a beautiful woman who came from a very rich family. The couple had two sons: Nerva and Trajan.
Childhood and Adolescence Arria Fadilla was his mother's name. In 89 AD, his father died shortly after assuming the office of ordinary consul. Gnaeus Arrius Antoninus reared Antoninus. His contemporaries viewed him as a man of integrity and culture. They also noted that he shared many of his early years with Marcus Aurelius.
When he came of age, Antoninus was married to Statilia Pilia, who was about ten years older than himself. The marriage was a political one: it united two branches of the imperial family on good terms. However, it did not last long because Statilia died in 93 or 94 AD while giving birth to their only child, a daughter named Marcella.
Antoninus then married another woman, Caecilia Metella, but she died in 109 or 110 AD, leaving him alone again with no children.
Now aged about 50, Antoninus took up residence at his sister Julia Domna's court at Damascus. Here he lived an idle life, spending his time reading books and writing letters to friends. He also gave lectures on rhetoric.
In 161 AD, the emperor Lucius Verus died after being poisoned by his freedman Pharnaces II. Because both men were born from the same father and had the same mother, they were twins.
Titus Vespasian/Fathers: Titus was born in AD 79, so he would have been about 14 years old when his father died. He had a very short life, dying at age 32. However, during that time he managed to conquer much of the Roman world and expand the empire greatly. He also married three times - which is more than most people can say! His first marriage was to Flavia Domitilla. They had one son together, Domitius Ahenobarbus. The couple divorced after five years because Flavia wanted to marry her former tutor, Seneca the Younger. She took her son with her and they went to live with her new husband in Italy. The couple had two sons together - Nero and Drusillus. After eight years she returned to Rome with her children. Her second marriage was to Agrippina the Younger. They had a daughter together named Julia. Her third and final marriage was to Emperor Vespasian. They had four children together - Tiberius, Gaius, Caligula, and Claudius.
Titus could not commit suicide like his brother, but instead lived on for another seven years after the death of Vespasian.
2 refers to the same individual as "Quintus" first, and then as "Ennius" second. "Titus" became obsolete as a name for Timothy after his death, and it is probable that it was only ever used by people who knew him well. "Timothy" was originally a surname that became a proper noun.
Italy's capital is Rome. Titus/Nature of birth unknown.
Titus was the son of Emperor Vespasian and his wife, Flavia Caesonia. He became emperor at a young age, but was defeated and killed by his cousin Emperor Domitian. He was also well-known for having restored order to the empire after the great civil wars that had plagued it over the previous decades.
Titus' reign lasted only five years, but he managed to put an end to many of the conflicts and rebellions that had plagued the empire during the early part of the 1st century. In fact, he may have been even more successful than his father in putting down revolts because none of them has reached the level of seriousness as those of his predecessors.
Titus was born in Rome or some other part of Italy, since no exact information is available. However, since his father was then serving a second term as emperor, it can be assumed that he was born into one of the world's most powerful families.