Name: Titus

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    A Roman praenomen (given name), possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour".

    Romans bearing the name Titus include Emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus, who reigned between the years 79 and 81, and Titus Livius - the historian who is more commonly known as Livy.

    In the New Testament, Titus was a companion of Paul. There is a book of Titus, which is usually known as a 'pastoral epistle' with 1 and 2 Timothy.

    'Titus Andronicus' is a play by William Shakespeare. The lead character is Titus Andronicus, who takes part in revenge against his enemy, Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is considered one of the most bloodthirsty of Shakespeare's plays.

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