Domitian Biography

Emperor (51–96)
Domitian was a Roman emperor from years AD 81 to 96 and was known for the reign of terror members of the Senate lived under in his last years.


Domitian was hated by the aristocracy, and it seems that cruelty and ostentation were the grounds of his unpopularity, rather than military or administrative incompetence, though his military and foreign policy was not uniformly successful. Domitian was the first emperor since Claudius to campaign in person, and a conspiracy led to his murder, after which his memory was officially condemned.


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