It is one of the strongest instances furnished by history of the fascination exercised by an idea that the Italians themselves should have grown to glory in this dependence of their nation upon Caesars who had nothing but a name in common with the Roman Imperator of the past.
81-96, the second son of Titus Flavius Vespasianus and Flavia Domitilla, twelfth of the Caesars, and third of the Flavian dynasty, was born at Rome on the 24th of October A.D.
Baring Gould, The Tragedy of the Caesars (3rd ed., 1892); H.
Veith, Geschichte der Feldziige C. Julius Caesars (1906).
It was originally intended to contain a history of the twelve Caesars, but concluded with the murder of the dictator, and in some MSS.