Titus Vespasian Augustus, son of Roman Caesar Vespasian (69-79 CE), head of the Roman troops fighting against the Jews, the destroyer of Jerusalem, and Roman emperor between 79-81 CE.
In 67 CE, after a successful military career in Britain and Germany, the great general Vespasian was sent to the Judea. Titus, his son, joined him in this journey. In 69 CE, following Vespasian’s appointment as emperor, Titus was granted the command over the Roman troops in Judea. In the spring of 70 CE, Titus set out at the head of four legions to conquer Jerusalem. On the ninth of the month of Av
the Second temple was destroyed and the stones of the Temple Mount were dismantled. A month later, on the eighth of Elul, the Upper City
was overtaken by the Romans, slaying all who crossed their path. Titus celebrated his victory at Caesarea.
Approximately ten years after the Jerusalem’s conquest, a victory arch was erected in the forum
Romanum in Rome, commemorating Titus as the subduer of the Jews and destroyer of Jerusalem “the city that no ruler or king was able to conquer beforehand”.