Roman Emperor by Death

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Can you name the Roman Emperors by the manner of their death?

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Died of an illness at Nola, although Tacitus suggests he was poisoned by his own wife, Livia.
Strangled in his bath by wrestling partner Narcissus
Killed by the praetorian guard in an underground corridor between the theatre and the Palace.
Executed by Successor for buying the throne in an auction
Apparantly, killed by being struck by lightning in Asia Minor
Died of an Illness shortly after being baptized in the River Jordan
Killed by the Persians by having molten gold poured down his throat.
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Having himself murdered general Aetius, he was then killed by two of Aetius barbarian followers
Suffocated by his successor and head of the praetorians having recovered from an illness
Assassinated by a member of his bodyguard while urinating by the side of the road
According to Hollywood, strangled by Joaquin Phoenix but probably died of an Illness in the Alps
Killed by centurions in front of his mother, on the orders of his brother and fellow emperor
Stabbed himself in the throat quoting Homer in preference to than let himself be captured by the forces of his rivals.

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