On September 18th 96 CE, the emperor Domitian (r. 81-96) was assassinated by court officials in his palace on the Palatine Hill. He was forty-four years old.
Domitian was the son of one emperor, Vespasian (r. 69-79), and the younger brother of another, Titus (r. 79-81).
On the same day as Domitian's assassination, the Senate proclaimed Marcus Cocceius Nerva emperor (r 96-98).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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