31/12/0192 Roman Emperor Commodus survives poisoning attempt
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His mistress Marcia poisoned his food but he vomited up the poison, so the conspirators sent his wrestling partner Narcissus to strangle him in his bath. The Senate declared him a public enemy and restored the original name of the city of Rome and its institutions. His statues were demolished. His body was buried in the Mausoleum of Hadrian.
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