Bishops of Icosium - which was created a Latin city by Vespasian - are mentioned as late as the 5th century.
- Vespasian left the rivals to consume one another and occupied his army with the subjugation of the country.
He was apparently overtaken by poverty, but was generously treated by Vespasian, who made him a present of 50o,000 sesterces.
In the following year Vespasian died, on the 23rd of June.
The motives alike of geographical convenience and of the advantages to be gained by recognizing these movements of Roman subjects combined to urge a forward policy at Rome, and when the vigorous Vespasian had succeeded the fool-criminal Nero, a series of advances began which gradually closed up the acute angle, or at least rendered it obtuse.