(L. name Titus Flavius Domitianus Augustus) 51-96; Rom. emperor (81-96)
Originally Titus Flavius Domitianus. AD 51-96
Emperor of Rome (81-96) who completed the conquest of Britain. After 89 his government became dictatorial, leading to a reign of terror. Domitian was assassinated by a freedman in connivance with his empress and officers of the court.