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Domitia Longina


Domitia Longina (Palermo). Photo Marco Prins.
Domitia Longina (Archaeological Museum, Palermo)
Domitia Longina (c.53-c.130): wife ot the Roman emperor Domitian.

Relatives:

  • Father: Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo
  • Mother: Cassia Longina
  • First husband: Lucius Aelius Plautius Lamia Aelianus
  • Second husband: Domitian
    • Children: a son Titus Flavius (?)

Statuette of Domitia from Krangeweer. Groninger Museum, Groningen (Holland). Photo Marco Prins.
Statuette of Domitia as Juno,
from Krangeweer (Groninger Museum)

Main deeds:

  • Born between 50 and 55 as daughter of Rome's famous general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo and his wife Cassia Longina
  • Before 70: Domitia's first marriage: to Lucius Aelius Plautius Lamia Aelianus
  • 69: Year of the Four Emperors; coup of Vespasian
  • 70: Domitia's second marriage: to Domitian, second son of Vespasian
  • 73: Birth of a son; he dies before his tenth birthday
  • 79: Death of Vespasian; he is succeeded by his eldest son, Titus
  • 81: Death of Titus; he is succeeded by his brother; Domitia receives the title Augusta
  • Her son Titus Flavius dies; he receives divine honors
  • 83: Exile and recall
  • 96: Assassination of Domitian; Domitia appears to have been somehow involved
  • After 126 and before 140, a temple is dedicated to Domitia in Gabii, proving that by then, she was dead.


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