Domitian, the younger a novel by Susan R. Holman

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  • Ephesus (Extinct city)


  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 -- Fiction.,
  • Rome -- History -- Domitian, 81-96 -- Fiction.,
  • Ephesus (Extinct city) -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-229).

Book details

Other titlesDomitian
StatementS.R. Holman.
LC ClassificationsPS3558.O355957 D66 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination229 p. :
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL56159M
ISBN 101889298964
LC Control Number99070671

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From Book 1: AD The Roman Empire is under the rule of Domitian. Solanus is a ruthless assassin who serves his paymaster Quintus Fuscus. A battle-hardened Roman soldier, he is drafted into the Dacian wars. But he flees the Battle of Tapae after realizing he was walking into a trap. Domitian was no trained soldier like his two predecessors, and he came to office, a despised younger brother, embittered by his elders’ contempt, a resentment all the deeper for his keen intellect.

He was shrewd enough to note the parallel of his case with that of Tiberius, who succeeded the first emperor, Augustus, after being similarly.

Depicted as a handsome young man, Apollo was also identified with Helios, the Greek sun-god. Emperor Domitian consulted the raven because its flight pattern was believed to predict the future.

Christians have a “more sure word of prophecy.” The Book of Revelation is a polemic against Emperor Domitian and the Roman world. Pliny [the Younger], for example, served as a lawyer under Domitian and wrote in a letter to Trajan (r.

98– C.E.) that he was never present at the trial of a. Domitian was born to Titus Flavius Vespasianus and Flavia Domitilla Major on Octo 51 AD in Rome. He was the youngest child of the couple and had an elder brother Titus and sister Domitilla the Younger.

No pagan writer of the time ever accused Domitian, as they had Nero, of persecuting Christians. Pliny, for example, served as a lawyer under Domitian and wrote in a letter to Trajan (r.

98– C.E.) that he was never present at the trial of a Christian (Letters ).This is a strange claim for one of Domitian’s former officials if Christian persecution were so prevalent.

Domitian (ruled 81–96), Titus’ younger brother, had never been formally indicated for the succession; but the praetorians acclaimed him, and the Senate ratified their choice.

Throughout his reign Domitian aimed at administrative efficiency, but his methods were high-handed. The younger book him the Senate existed merely to. The Second Persecution, Under Domitian, A.D. 81 The emperor Domitian, who was the younger book inclined to cruelty, first slew his brother, and then raised the second persecution against the Christians.

In his rage he put to death some of the Roman senators, some through malice. (TITUS FLAVIUS DOMITIANUS). Roman emperor and persecutor of the Church, son of Vespasian and younger brother and successor of the Emperor Titus; b. 24 Oct., A.D. 51, and reigned from 81 to In spite of his private vices he set himself up as a reformer of morals and religion.

He was the first of the emperors the younger book deify himself during his lifetime by assuming the title of "Lord and God". The second entry Domitian this series, Pliny the Younger gets mixed up in a plot of Domitian's, never a good thing.

Tacitus and Pliny work together with appearances by Josephus, Agricola, and others to figure out whether there is a descendant of Caesar no one knew about still living.

Like the first book, a lot of information about the first century Reviews: lowing the last two years of Domitian’s reign. Since the book was written following Domitian’s reign, Clement of Rome must have been contemporary with Domitian.” Such reasoning staggers the imagination.

There is no evidence that Clement of Rome was con-temporary with Domitian or that he made reference to a persecution during his reign. The second Flavian emperor, however, died unexpectedly in 81 AD and the throne passed to his younger brother Domitian.

According to the Roman writer Suetonius after the death of Vespasian, Domitian constantly plotted against Titus. The book further challenges many of the assumptions concerning Domitian’s connection with the persecutionof the early an remains one of the most Domitian and intriguing of the Roman rulers.

Roman historians will have to take account of this new biography the younger book in part represents a rehabilitation of Domitian. Early Career Domitian was born in Rome on 24 October A.D.

51, the youngest son of Vespasian, Roman emperor (A.D. ) and Domitilla I, a treasury clerk's daughter. Despite a literary tradition that associated Domitian with Flavian poverty, the family's status remained high throughout his early years: Vespasian was appointed to the prestigious proconsulship of North Africa in A.D.

59, and. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader.

These are hackneyed words; send me some that are new, that are potent to ease my trouble, that I cannot find in books or hear from my friends. For all that I have heard and read occur to me naturally, but they are powerless in the presence of my excessive sorrow.

Farewell. (*) Domitian. L To Socius Senecio. Domitian advanced his own death by replacing his Praetorian Prefects. Worried that their career would be brief, too, the new Prefects recruited a former slave of Flavia Domitilla the Younger.

Tacitus - Tacitus - The Histories and the Annals: The Historiae began at January 1, 69, with Galba in power and proceeded to the death of Domitian, in The work contained 12 or 14 books (it is known only that the Histories and Annals, both now incomplete, totaled 30 books). To judge from the younger Pliny’s references, several books were ready bythe writing well advanced byand.

Why is Domitian’s legacy so clouded in the ancient sources. Domitian’s assassination in 96 C.E. brought an end to the Flavian dynasty, and the dynasty founded by Nerva, the next Roman emperor, lasted into the third century C.E. Because Domitian had offended the aristocratic elite, the Senate ordered the damnation of his memory.

The more carefully and closely you have read the books I composed to vindicate the character of Helvidius, the more anxious, you say, you are for me to write an account of the whole affair from beginning to end, which you were too young to take any part in, giving you details which do not appear in my volumes as well as those which do.

Between and Pliny published nine books of selected, private letters, beginning with those covering events from the death of Emperor Domitian (October 97) to the early part of The tenth book contains addresses to Emperor Trajan on assorted official problems and the emperor’s replies.

Over the course of his career, Pliny the Younger served as a high-ranking official during the reigns of three Roman emperors, including the tyrannical Domitian.

He witnessed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum and claimed the life of Pliny’s uncle, Pliny the Elder. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums.

Its collection includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. (T ITUS F LAVIUS D OMITIANUS). Roman emperor and persecutor of the Church, son of Vespasian and younger brother and successor of the Emperor Titus; b.

24 Oct., A.D. 51, and reigned from 81 to In spite of his private vices he set himself up as a reformer of morals and. DOMITIAN was born upon the ninth of the calends of November 1 [24th October], when his father was consul elect (being to enter upon his office the month following), in the sixth region of the city, at the Pomegranate, 2 in the house which he afterwards converted into a temple of the Flavian family.

He is said to have spent the time of his youth in so much want and infamy, that he had not one. Book — The Persecution under Domitian. Domitian, having shown great cruelty toward many, and having unjustly put to death no small number of well-born and notable men at Rome, and having without cause exiled and confiscated the property of a great many other illustrious men, finally became a successor of Nero in his hatred and enmity toward God.

Domitian's reign came to an end in 96 when he was assassinated by court officials. The same day, he was succeeded by his advisor Nerva. After his death, Domitian's memory was condemned to oblivion by the Roman Senate, while senatorial authors such as Tacitus, Pliny the Younger and Suetonius published histories showing Domitian as a cruel and.

The Book of Revelation had to be written either in the time of Nero [AD ] or in the last part of Domitian's reign [AD ]. We know Jesus was about 33. I Gracie Sharon Sala. Publisher: RosettaBooks 0 1 0 Summary A young woman must find her way in the world again after years of nursing her ailing mother in this novel by the bestselling author of Once in a Blue Moon I, Gracie, survived.

Pliny the Younger witnessed the eruption that killed his uncle, Pliny the Elder. in her book “The Shadow of Domitian and Trajan. Pliny went to work as a lawyer at the age of eighteen. Servius Cornelius Scipio Salvidienus Orfitus was a Roman senator who lived in the first century AD.

He was a descendant of Orfitus, who was adopted by Servius Cornelius Scipio, an otherwise unknown member of the patrician branch of the Cornelii Scipiones. Orfitus was the son of the consul of the y Servius Cornelius Scipio Salvidienus Orfitus, who had been executed by the emperor Nero.

The younger Pliny was adopted by his uncle, admiral of the fleet and author of the Natural History, an extraordinary compendium of knowledge and the world's first full-length encyclopaedia. The younger Pliny inherited his uncle's notebooks and carried their pearls of wisdom with him down the years.4/5(1).

Nerva (/ ˈ n ɜːr v ə /; originally Marcus Cocceius Nerva; 8 November 30 – 27 January 98) was Roman emperor from 96 to Nerva became emperor when aged alm after a lifetime of imperial service under Nero and the rulers of the Flavian Nero, he was a member of the imperial entourage and played a vital part in exposing the Pisonian conspiracy of Domitian as a young man (in centre) welcoming his father, the Emperor Vespasian, back to Rome.

This sculpture, one of the so-called Cancellaria reliefs, is in the Vatican Museum, Rome. As. The Second Persecution, Under Domitian, A.D. The emperor Domitian, who was naturally inclined to cruelty, first slew his brother, and then raised the second persecution against the Christians.

In his rage he put to death some of the Roman senators, some through malice. Pliny the Younger ( CE) was the nephew of Pliny the Elder ( CE), the author of the volume Natural had a remarkable political career, gained a reputation as an excellent lawyer and orator, but he is most famous for his writings.

In any case, no stories of Christian persecution during Domitian's reign reference any sort of legal ordinances. Under Trajan. Between andPliny the Younger was sent by the emperor Trajan (r. ) to the province of Bithynia (in Anatolia) as governor, and their correspondence is considered a valuable historical source.

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Pliny the Elder had started a career as a scholar, and was preparing a book on Problems in grammar. It was a safe occupation. During the younger Pliny's youth, the political situation was deteriorating. Nero was becoming more and more of a tyrant, until in the spring of 68, the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, Gaius Julius Vindex, revolted.

The story is about a young new convert whom John entrusted to a certain elder to disciple in the Faith. The man had formerly been a thief and robber. Much has been made by late daters of a statement by Irenaeus in Against Heresies that seems to associate John or the book of Revelation with Domitian, but there are a number of translational.

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