69 - 79 AD
Vespasian was known as one of the best and most considerable emperors of Rome. Moderate and extremists Jews joined in a national uprising which Vespasian had begun to put down at the time of Nero's death. In Asia Minor, Vespasian united the central and eastern areas and created a road system covering the frontier. A philosophically- minded group caused particular irritation to Vespasian, who felt obliged to take punitive action. The movement, however, reached its height under his son Domitian. But in the enlightened atmosphere of the second century AD systematic opposition, resulting in the loss of aristocratic lives, ceased to occur. Vespasian also protected female prostitutes from victimization.