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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 81 AD

-- Domitian succeeds his brother Titus as emperor. Domitian is not a soldier like his two predecessors, and his administration is directed towards the reinforcement of a monarchy. By taking the title of Dominus ("lord"), he scandalizes the senatorial aristocracy. Romanisation progresses in the provinces, and life in the cities is greatly improved. Many provincials--Spanish, Gallic, and Africanóbecome Senators. Precise date unknown.
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