Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Domitian
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(Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus; Greek Δομιτιανός/Domitianós)

A. Historical dimension

Titus Flavius Domitianus (AD 51–96) was the younger son of the Roman general and later Emperor Vespasian. After the fall of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty (following the death of Nero in AD 68) and the civil war in the so-called Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69), Vespasian succeeded in stabilizing the Principate, not least thanks to his military successes (esp. in Judaea in AD 70). Propaganda also built up the image of his sons Titus and D. as heirs to the throne. They were already given the title p…

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Reitz, Christiane, “Domitian”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004625>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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