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Domitian, Titus Flavius
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(Oct 24, 51 – Sep 18, 96), Roman emperor from 81 to 96 ce. The younger son of the emperor Vespasian, he demonstrated his ability through intelligent governance of the Empire and a cautious approach to securing its boundaries; his domestic policies were basically conservative, including promoting the worship of Roman deities. His representative building program centered on Rome, where one major project was a large stadium built for the newly established Capitoline games (today the Piazza Navona). His autocratic sense of the emperor's rol…

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Klein, Richard, “Domitian, Titus Flavius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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