Domitian Succeeds Older Brother Titus as Roman Emperor Hot

Domitian Succeeds Older Brother Titus as Roman Emperor

Dominitan (Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus)
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Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus, better known simply as Domitian, succeeds his older brother Titus and is declared Emperor of the Roman Empire by the Praetorian Guard.

Having lived most of his life in the shadow of his older brother, he has enjoyed many honors but hasn't had a lot of responsibility and thus isn't entirely ready to shoulder the burdens of emperor.

However, he institutes a number of policies which improve the overall Roman economy and makes effective use of propaganda to create a strong cult of personality around himself. Because of his, he becomes a very popular ruler, both with the people generally and the military in particular.

When it comes to the aristocracy and Roman Senate, however, he will be regarded as a tyrant. Suetonius will claim that Domitian will be the first Roman Emperor to demand that others address him as dominus et deus (master and god).

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