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Senators turn against Nero
  68 AD - Nero's death and succession.
Support for Nero is dwindling and he is declared a public enemy by the Senate, meaning anyone can kill him without being punished. Terrified, and abandoned by everyone, except a few of his slaves, Nero flees to the country. There he commits suicide, ending the dynasty of Augustus. In the absence of an heir, the Senate names Galba, the Governor of Rome's Spanish province, as the new emperor.
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