Newly minted emperor of Rome at the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Titus worked hard to meet the needs of his citizens in the aftermath–travelling to the area, arranging for aid and distribution of funds–and during a series of other disasters early in his reign.

Titus would also have been increasingly interested in finding good doctors to put on payroll.

Learned men and rhetoricians like Helvius (man of many talents) were already being offered stipends to come to the city of Rome during Vespasian’s reign, even though Vespasian was notoriously stingy about spending.

Like the previous extra comic, row 2 of this one was also drawn after this Friday’s comic, so is numbered out of order in the countdown. ๐Ÿ™‚