Flavius the Proud is the name that Professor T. Oates Frostauger theorizes was spelled out in lettered tiles found in the ruins of Pompeii; the popular belief was that the extant tiles spelled the name Floradora. In his article "Some Calm Observations on a Few Lettered Tiles and Old Bones" Frostauger says the tiles found were part of a longer inscription that read "Flavivs Orgvlvs Adorat Pvellam" (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 81).


The gens, or family name, Flavia was a plebeian family at Rome. The name is derived from flavus, meaning "golden" or "golden-brown," and probably referred to the blond hair possessed by an early member of the family. In modern use, Flavius is a personal name, and widely used in romance languages[1].


  1. Wikipedia: Flavia (gens)
8. The Story of Floradora

FloradoraT. Oates Frostauger

Flavivs Orgvlvs Adorat Pvellam