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Domitilla the Elder

Died  Before 69
Spouse  Vespasian
Dynasty  Flavian (by marriage)
Parents  Flavius Liberalis
Father  Flavius Liberalis
Grandchildren  Julia Flavia
Name  Domitilla Elder

Domitilla the Elder
Issue  Titus Domitian Domitilla the Younger
Children  Domitilla the Younger, Titus, Domitian
Similar People  Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Julia Flavia, Domitia Longina

Flavia Domitilla Major (Major, Latin for the elder) Flavia Domitilla the Elder or Domitilla the Elder (died before 69, perhaps c. 65) was the wife of the Roman Emperor Vespasian.

Life

Flavia Domitilla was born in Sabratha to Italian colonists who had moved there during the reign of Augustus. She was a daughter of Flavius Liberalis, a humble quaestor’s clerk. Before her marriage, she was a formal mistress to an African knight.

Vespasian married her around 38 AD. She was the mother of Domitilla the Younger and of the emperors Titus and Domitian. She died before Vespasian became emperor.

She was the grandmother of Saint Flavia Domitilla, daughter of Domitilla the Younger.

References

Domitilla the Elder Wikipedia


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