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    Charles Merivale
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER LXI. DOMTTIAN EMPEROR.—HIS Kin rATKIn li CHARACTER.—EXTERNAL BISTORT OF THIS REIGN. CAMPAIGNS Of AORICOLA IN BRITAIN, A. D. 78-84 : A. U. 881- 837.—m: IS RECALLED FROM THE CONQUEST OF CALEDONIA.—DOMITIAN'S EXPEDITION AGAINST THE CHATTI, A. D. 84.: C. C. 837.—HE CLAIMS A VICTORY, AND ASSrMKS THE TITLE OF GERMANICUS. FISCAL NECESSITIES AND COMMENCEMENT OF CONFISCATIONS.—CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE DACIANS.—DEFEAT ADD DEATH OF FUSCUS.—VICTORY OF JULIANUS.—PEACE WITH THE DACIANS, A. D. 90: A. u. 843.—A Pretended Nero.—Successes In Africa.—Revolt Of Astonius, A. D. 93. : A. U. 846.—Renewed Cruelties And Alarms Of Domitian. IT was reported that Domitian had intrigued against his father, and there was little question but that he had sought to supplant his brother. Rumour accused Domitian M- him further of having hastened the death of Titus, anmcs the em- by causing him, in an access of his mortal fever, to be immersed in a bath of snow.1 Contemporary history affirmed at least for certain that he quitted his brother's bedside, while life was yet in him, and hurried to Rome to seize the suffrage of the pnetorians, and secure with their assistance the homage of the senate. Titus indeed had already declared that he regarded Domitian as the partner of his power, and had continued, even under the greatest provocation, to point to him as his legitimate successor. It was in vain, however, that the gentle emperor had sought the love and gratitude of his unworthy brother. Domitian scowled upon him with ill-disguised impatience for his decease, and when, at last, he obtained possession of the throne, declared with brutal exultation that he had himself bestowed it upon his father andbrother, and now received back his own gift from them. He discharged the formal duty of pronoun...  
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