Murder of Galba

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Historical Context Note

Galba's murder was contrived by Otho whose hopes of being declared his heir had been disappointed. Otho's new emperorship was rejected by the partisans of Vitellius, who decisively defeated Otho a few months later (April 69).

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Murder of Galba". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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