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The Senate takes control

96 AD - Domitian's death and succession.
After a rule of terrible cruelty and violence, Domitian is murdered by a group that includes his enemies in the Senate and his wife. Making its first free choice of successor, the Senate chooses Nerva, an Italian noble, to become emperor.
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