Domitilla the Younger

Flavia Domitilla the Younger or Flavia Domitilla Minor (c. 45 – c. 66) was the only daughter of the Roman Emperor Vespasian.

Diva

Domitilla the Younger

Augusta
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Head of sculpture of Domitilla Minor
SpouseQuintus Petillius Cerialis
ChildrenFlavia Domitilla
Parents
FamilyFlavian dynasty

BiographyEdit

She was the child of Vespasian and his wife Domitilla the Elder.[1] She was born after her brother Titus and before her brother Domitian.[2] At the age of fifteen, she was married to Quintus Petillius Cerialis, with whom she had a daughter, the later Christian saint Flavia Domitilla.

Domitilla died before Vespasian became emperor in 69. She was later deified by her younger brother Domitian, who also bestowed the honorific title of Augusta upon her.

Flavian family treeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wood, Susan (2010). "Who Was Diva Domitilla? Some Thoughts on the Public Images of the Flavian Women". American Journal of Archaeology. 114 (1): 45–57. doi:10.3764/aja.114.1.45. JSTOR 20627643.
  2. ^ Strauss, Barry (2019). Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-4516-6883-4.

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