DomitianRoman Emperor (81-96 CE) Romans / Historical Persons
Titus Flavius Domitianus (51-96 CE), better known as Domitian, was the third emperor of the Flavian dynasty. He followed his brother Titus on the throne in 81.
Domitian has a decisive role in the ascession to power of his father, Vespasian, but during his reign and under his brother Titus he was given no real part of power. When Titus died, Domitian was quick to assure the support of the Praetorian Guard, but he was only reluctantly accepted as emperor by the Senate. His relationship with the Roman aristocracy would remain cold.
Domitian was an able administrator and commander of the army and restored the finances of the empire, but he is mostly remembered for having prosecuted the christians. Whether this is true or not is not clear, but he did impose taxes and harsh laws on jews, which might explain the stories.
Domitian was assasinated in a palace coup and succeeded the same day by Nerva, a senator and friend of Domitian.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark (4 photographs - prints not available )
- Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Campania, Italy (2 photographs - prints not available )
- Nerva - Roman Emperor (96-98 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Titus - Roman Emperor (79-81 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Vespasian - Roman Emperor (69-79 CE), founder of the Flavian dynasty (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Annex of Tiberius' palace - Vestibule to the imperial palaces on the Palatine Hill (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Arch of Titus - Triumphal arch celebrating the conquest of Jerusalem by Vespasian and Titus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Basilica of Maxentius - The last and largest basilica in the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Central square - The open area of the Forum Romanum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Curia Julia - The meeting place of the Roman senate (from c. 50 BCE) (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Domus Flavia (Palatine Hill, Rome, Italy)
- Temple of Augustus - A lost temple dedicated to the deified Augustus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Temple of Vespasian and Titus - Temple of the deified emperors built by Domitian (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- The Trophies of Marius - Ruins of ancient fountain (Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele II, Rome, Italy)
- The Trophies of Marius - Marble reliefs from ancient fountain (Campidoglio, Rome, Italy)
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