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Domitilla, Flavia
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was the granddaughter of Emperor Vespasian. In 95 ce, she and her husband, T. Flavius Clemens (then consul), were charged with atheism and banished by Emperor Domitian, her uncle (Suet. Dom. 15.1; Eus. Hist. eccl. III 18.4). She donated a burial place (later called the cemetery of Domitilla, on the Via Ardeatina). It is uncertain whether she was a Christian, as claimed by Eusebius (ibid.), or Jewish. See also exegesis: VII, fig. 1.


M. Sordi, II Cristianesimo e Roma, 1965 (Italian); ET: The Christians and the Roman Empire, 1994, 44–47.

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Hahn, Johannes, “Domitilla, Flavia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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