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 Domitian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Titus Flavius Domitianus (24 October 51 18 September 96), commonly known as Domitian, was a Roman emperor of the gens Flavia.
In 85, Domitian nominated himself perpetual censor, the office which held the task of supervising Roman morals and conduct, a task he could hardly apply to himself.
Although it is unclear that Domitian officially enforced adherence to the cult, scholars generally agree that Roman governors forced citizens to participate in order to prove their loyalty and patriotism.
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 Domitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Due to his love of the arts and to woo the population, Domitian invested large sums in the reconstruction and embellishment of the city, still suffering the effects of the great fire of Rome (additional info and facts about great fire of Rome) in 64 and the civil war of 69.
Domitian was succeeded by Nerva (Emperor of Rome who introduced a degree of freedom after the repressive reign of Domitian; adopted Trajan as his successor (30-98)) (by appointment of the senate), the first of the Five Good Emperors (additional info and facts about Five Good Emperors).
Although it is unclear that Domitian officially enforced adherence to the cult, scholars generally agree that Roman (An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire) governors forced citizens to participate in order to prove their loyalty and patriotism.
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Domitian instead dedicated himself to poetry and the arts, though it is thought he harboured much resentment at his treatment.
Domitian was more and more being understood as a tyrant, who didn't even refrain from having senators who opposed his policies assassinated.
Domitian meanwhile was denied a state funeral, and his name was obliterated from all public buildings.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Domitian
Domitian was born in Rome on 24 October A.D. 51, the youngest son of Vespasian, Roman emperor (A.D. 69-79) and Domitilla I, a treasury clerk's daughter.
Little is known about Domitian in the turbulent 18 months of the three emperors, but in the aftermath of the downfall of Vitellius in A.D. 69 he presented himself to the invading Flavian forces, was hailed as Caesar, and moved into the imperial residence.
Domitian's role in the 70's was determined largely by Vespasian's choice of Titus as his successor.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 03.06.10
Admittedly, it is not his purpose to examine Pliny's or Tacitus' attitude toward Domitian, but in light of the overwhelming and understandable influence these authors have exercised on modern views of the emperor, it seems remiss not to have established with clarity the criteria by which their testimony has been either accepted or rejected.
The undeniable Tacitean invective aside, the Domitian found therein is very much like the Domitian Jones has reconstructed for us: suspicious to the point of paranoia, eager to be in control, involved at every step of the way, more inclined to heed his courtiers than trust a senator judged a threat to his authority.
The Emperor Domitian cannot and should not be judged as the final word on the emperor, but rather as a major step toward reassessing an emperor whose reign should perhaps be regarded not as a gloomy coda to the troublous first century, but rather as a precursor to the saner second.
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 ACCLA - XII Caesars - Emperor Domitian by Mark Westerline
Domitian was living in Rome at the time and in serious danger as soldiers loyal to Vitellius laid siege to the temple of Capitoline Jupiter where Domitian and his uncle attempted to fortify themselves.
Domitian considered himself the guardian of the people’s morals, and in 85 CE he appointed himself censor for life, with a general supervision of conduct and morals.
Domitian was emperor for fifteen years, a length of imperial power only exceeded previously by Tiberius who ruled for an impressive twenty-seven years.
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Domitian, however, was apparently seen as the fl sheep of the family.
Fair interpretation of the reign of Domitian is difficult since he was much hated and maligned by all Senators including the historians Suetonius and Tacitus whose works are the major surviving records of the period.
Domitian had been allowed to share in the Consulship seven times during the reigns of Vespasian and Titus.
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 DOMITIAN - LoveToKnow Article on DOMITIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domitians succession (on the i3th of September 81) was unquestioned, and it would seem that he had intended, so far as his weak volition and mean abilities would allow, to govern well.
Domitian was the first emperor who arrogated divine honors in his hf etime, and caused himself to be styled Our Lord and God in public documents.
He got rid of all whom he disliked on the charge of having taken part in the conspiracy, and no man of eminence was safe against him.
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 Suetonius' Life of Domitian
Domitian pretended to be extremely modest, and though he displayed a novel devotion to poetry, which he would read aloud in public, his enthusiasm was matched by a later neglect and contempt of the art.
Domitian also celebrated the annual five-day festival of Minerva at his Alban villa, and founded in her honour a college of priests, whose task it was to supply officers, chosen by lot, for producing lavish wild-beast hunts and stage-plays, and sponsoring competitions in rhetoric and poetry.
Domitian himself is said to have dreamed that a golden hump sprouted from his back, interpreting this as a sure sign that the Empire would be richer and happier when he had gone; and soon the wisdom and restraint of his successors proved him right.
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 Domitian, Roman Imperial Coins of, at WildWinds.com
Domitian & Domitia Æ 27mm of Kelenderis, Cilicia.
Domitian & Domitia Æ 21mm of Cilicia, Anazarbos.
Domitian Æ 21mm of Syria, Seleukis and Pieria, Laodikeia.
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Domitian did not develop a cult around himself as Caligula is alleged to have done (Gaius 22) and the use of "Dominus et Deus" cannot be proven to have been common usage beyond his courtiers.
Domitian was fond of Greek culture and was the first emperor to be elected eponymous archon at Athens.
Domitian sought to extend the tax to those who lived a Jewish life without admitting it and those who concealed their national identity to dodge the tax.
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 Encyclopedia: Domitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domitian scheint diese seit Augustus übliche Fassade zumindest in der zweiten Hälfte seiner Regierung immer weniger gepflegt zu haben und durch die Offenlegung der tatsächlichen Machtverhältnisse den Senat brüskiert zu haben.
Domitians autorkatische Herrschaft führte aber offenbar rasch zum Widerstand senatorischer Kreise, wie auch einige Philosophen gegen das Prinzipat Stellung bezogen.
Domitian wollte damit offenbar auch mit den militärischen Erfolgen seines Vaters und seines Bruders gleichziehen.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Domitian   (511 words)

 Domitian's Palace - History for Kids!
Domitian was able to build a huge palace relatively quickly and cheaply because his architects used a new building method (which Nero had also used in his Golden House) of bricks and concrete.
Over the bricks, Domitian had marble facings, to make it all look like marble, but over the years most of the marble has been stolen away, so now only the brick and concrete are left.
Domitian's throne room was so big that we can't understand how he could have put a roof on it without the roof falling in, using Roman technology.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/romans/architecture/domusflavia.htm   (385 words)

 Domitian's Imperial Court
Domitian was a strongly moralistic emperor, particularly in regard to enforcing Augustus's Lex Julia de adultriss coercendis.
Domitian knew his niece from an early age and was possibly fond of her, but he repeatedly refused to marry Julia (Dom.
Domitian enacted a viniculture law that prohibited the planting of new vines in Italy and the cutting of half of existing vineyards in the provinces (Dom.
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 A GREEK CAELATOR UNDER EARLY DOMITIAN by Christopher K. Lezak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On later denarii of Domitian, the legends are sometimes poorly spaced, resulting in the crowding of the final letters into the point of the bust.
An aureus, RIC 40 Domitian, IVPPITER CONSERVATOR, is die-linked to a dated denarius of the second issue of 82, and a denarius, RIC 41 Domitian, SALVS AVGVST, is also die-linked to a dated denarius of the second issue of 82.
Domitian's own son, who is honored on an issue of Domitia, RIC 213 and 209A Domitian, probably died in 83 (Suetonius gives the date as the "second year after he became emperor," Domitian III, Loeb, trans.
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 (86) Domitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domitian's devotion to the goddess Minerva is expressed at its fullest on the reverse of this sestertius of A.D. 85 (see also no. 85).
In the background is a small open shrine and in it a statue of the goddess holding her spear and one of her attributes, an owl.
In the portrait on the obverse, Domitian wears an aegis, a shawl-like garment that is a regular attribute of Minerva.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/086.html   (222 words)

 Wikinfo | Domitian
Titus Flavius Domitianus (October 24, 51 - September 18, 96), commonly known as Domitian, was a Roman emperor.
During the year of the four emperors (AD 69), Domitian assumed a cautionary discrete position but moved immediately to the imperial palace once his father was acclaimed emperor.
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 Domitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domitian was the younger son of the emperor Vespasian.
Despite the fact that he surrounded himself with personal bodyguards day and night, Domitian was murdered in his bath by a freedman named Stephanus in a plot involving the two praetorian prefects and Domitian's own wife.
The assailant stabbed Domitian in the groin and they fell to the floor with the emperor trying desperately to grab the knife from Stephanus.
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 The assassination of Domitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domitian then scratched a festering wart on his forehead and made it bleed, muttering: 'I hope this is all the blood required.' Presently he asked for the time.
Convinced that the danger had passed, Domitian went off quickly and happily to take a bath; whereupon his head valet, Parthenius, changed his intention by delivering the news that a man had called on very urgent and important business, and would not be put off.
Domitian's astrologers had access to accurate enough lunar tables, and accurate enough tables for the movement of Mars and for the setting of planets at given latitudes, to work these things out well in advance.
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He was also appointed by Domitian preceptor to the two young princes who were intended to succeed him on the throne.
During the reign of the former of these emperors, no resentment was shown towards the poet; but he experienced not the same impunity after the accession of the latter; when, to remove him from the capital, he was sent as governor to the frontiers of Egypt, but in reality, into an honourable exile.
He was the panegyrist of several of those emperors, by whom he was liberally rewarded, raised to the Equestrian order, and promoted by Domitian to the tribuneship; but being treated with coldness and neglect by Trajan, he returned to his native country, and, a few years after, ended his days, at the age of seventy-five.
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 Domitian on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As time went on, Domitian became more despotic, particularly after the rebellion in AD 89 of Antonius Saturninus, governor of Upper Germany.
Tacitus and Juvenal describe Domitian's reign of terror with bitterness, but modern historians recognize that he governed the empire well.
Domitian and the dynamics of terror in classical Rome.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Titus
The sources agree that a daughter, Julia, was born, yet it is not clear whether she belonged to Titus' first or second marriage.
The temple, in which cult (the first that was not connected with the Julio-Claudians) was housed, was completed by Domitian and was known as the Temple of Vespasian and Domitian.
Suetonius records that Domitian ordered Titus to be left for dead when he was ill, and Dio says that Domitian submerged his brother in packed snow while he was still alive in order to hasten his end: Suet.
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 Domitian (Adam Warlock foe)
Domitian may very well be the last remnant of this, ruling a deserted city on a dead planet that was the capital of this once proud empire.
Domitian gives the impression of being extremely old, and there is some hint that the life-force runes may have sustained him for many years beyond his natural life.
Domitian seems to sincerely believe he is still lord of a great empire and high priest of its long-dead religion.
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 Domitian - Portrait Gallery of Roman Emperors on Coins
Domitian was denied real power during the reigns of his father and brother which embittered his relations with the Senate and court.
Domitian's fifteen year reign has traditionally been described as a period when the citizens of Rome and the senators lived in constant fear of their lives.
Domitian had not been groomed for power and his mistrust of the Senate and courtiers must be connected to this lack of confidence.
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