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Titus and petitioners

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Titus and petitioners

Emperor Titus (39-81 CE) ensured that none of his petitioners was left without an answer. Once, when he was accused of promising more than he could fulfil, he replied: “It is not right for anyone to go away sorrow­ful from an interview with his emperor”.

Another time, during a feast, remembering that he had not done any good to anyone all day, he said: “Friends, I have lost a day”. In general, Emperor Titus was assessed as a good man and sources indicate him as a positive figure.

  • Suetonius, Titus, 8

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