Definitions for "Domitian"
Roman Emperor in A.D. 81-91.
Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus was the youngest son of Vespasian and Domitilla.
(51-96 CE) Roman emperor; son of Vespasian and brother of Titus; in 83 CE, Domitian adds the name “Germanicus” to his own; although he initially did not have great political responsibilities, he managed to be named Titus’ successor; Domitian did not prove to have great economic, military or political successes; his interests lay in the areas of sport and arts; under his reign, the Colosseum was finished and he established the Capitoline Games in 86 CE; this unpopular emperor was assassinated in 96 CE; after his death, the senate voted to damn his memory ( damnatio memoriae).