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[duh-mish-uh n, -ee-uh n]
  1. Titus Flavius Domitianus Augustus, a.d. 51–96, Roman emperor 81–96.
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Historical Examples of domitian

  • On the subject of this competition see:—Suetonius: Domitian, 4.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

  • There were odea also in Rome; one was built by Domitian, and a second by Trajan.

  • Among these were the grandnephews of Domitian, possible heirs to the throne.

  • And at that very moment the emperor Domitian had been stabbed at Rome.

  • Not even Nero or Domitian were in their time to be so much dreaded.


    William Ware

British Dictionary definitions for domitian


  1. full name Titus Flavius Domitianus. 51–96 ad, Roman emperor (81–96): instigated a reign of terror (93); assassinated
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