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 (də-mĭsh′ən) Originally Titus Flavius Domitianus. ad 51-96.
Emperor of Rome (81-96) who completed the conquest of Britain. After 89 his government became dictatorial, leading to a reign of terror. Domitian was assassinated by a freedman in connivance with his empress and officers of the court.


(Biography) full name Titus Flavius Domitianus. 51–96 ad, Roman emperor (81–96): instigated a reign of terror (93); assassinated


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(Titus Flavius Domitianus Augustus), A.D. 51–96, Roman emperor 81–96.
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Noun1.Domitian - Emperor of RomeDomitian - Emperor of Rome; son of Vespasian who succeeded his brother Titus; instigated a reign of terror and was assassinated as a tyrant (51-96)


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Hence it comes likewise, that princes many times make themselves desires, and set their hearts upon toys; sometimes upon a building; sometimes upon erecting of an order; sometimes upon the advancing of a person; sometimes upon obtaining excellency in some art, or feat of the hand; as Nero for playing on the harp, Domitian for certainty of the hand with the arrow, Commodus for playing at fence, Caracalla for driving chariots, and the like.
He had the arms of Hercules, hands worthy of Domitian, a stomach which sobriety held within the limits of the majestic, to use a saying of Brillaet-Savarin.
In spite, however, of his resemblance to the handsome Russian Emperor and the terrible Domitian, Isidore Baudoyer was nothing more than a political office-holder, of little ability as head of his department, a cut-and-dried routine man, who concealed the fact that he was a flabby cipher by so ponderous a personality that no scalpel could cut deep enough to let the operator see into him.
The temple dates back to the second century AD, judging by the names found of different Roman emperors including Domitian (81-96 AD), Hadrian (117-138 AD) and Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD).
The stone lab was left here by 12th Roman legion of the Emperor Domitian, which indicates that legion had stayed here.
Contract notice: supply and delivery of non-academic books for the network of eight domitian media libraries
Such coins were also used to pay bonuses to soldiers on the accession of a new emperor, in this case possibly the accession of Domitian.
Such coins were also used to pay Turn to Page 28 From Page 27 bonuses to soldiers on the accession of a new emperor, in this case possibly the accession of Domitian.
A well-known example of this is the emperor Domitian.
Das kaiserliche Engagement fur die agyptischen Tempel hat sich unter Domitian wieder starker gezeigt (p.
He was arrested and taken to Rome, where the Emperor Domitian tried to kill him.
This time, Domitian is rebuking Apollonius as a treasonous and dangerous magician.