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Domitian (October 24, 51 - September 18, 96) became emperor on this day in A.D. 81. Domitian was the second son of Vespasian and the last of the three emperors in the Flavian Dynasty. His long rule ended in assassination.
The Triumph of Titus, by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Oil on canvas, 1885
At the front in white is Vespasian as the pontifex maximus. Behind him are Domitian and Domitia Longina followed by Titus in religious garb. Public Domain. Courtesy of Wikipedia.
The next emperor was Nerva, an advisor of Domitian's, who was 65 at accession and only ruled until 98.
This was also the day the golden-mouthed John Chrysostom died.