Domitian: Misery of Absolutism and Splendor of Rome

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Domitian was the younger son of Vespasian, and brother of Titus ÔÇô he inherited power after the death of his brother in AD 81. Domitian is remembered for his strong tendency toward absolutism: he obtained full control over the Senate, reducing its role to the administrative one. Demonstrating his disdain for the Senate, Domitian used to come there in the garb of a [...]