Completed in 80 AD under Emperor Titus
, it was used for gladiatorial contests.
After 70 A.D., the Jewish population increased greatly with the emperor Titus
bringing thousands of Jewish slaves to Rome to march in his triumphal pageant following the sack of Jerusalem.
In places it reaches 3m in height and would have been easily navigable by the people fleeing from Jerusalem as the city burned, attacked by Roman forces led by the future Emperor Titus
. The attack, including the symbolic destruction of the Jewish Temple, was commemorated in Rome by the construction of the Arch of Titus.
, who is known as a generous leader, rules over the land.
With the death of his friend and patron, Emperor Titus
, Tiberius Alexander makes an abrupt exit from the annals of history.
Martial's first book, Liber spectaculorum (AD 80; On the Spectacles), contained more than 30 undistinguished poems, scarcely improved by their gross adulation of the emperor Titus
. In the year 84 or 85 appeared two other undistinguished books with Greek titles, Xenia and Apophoreta .
The emperor Titus
is about to marry Domitia, who is actually in love with his brother Domitian, when the arrival of Berenice, queen of Judea, reawakens his love for her.