Emperor Domitian

Also known as

  • Titus Flavius Domitianus
  • Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus
  • Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus


Roman emperor from 81 to 96. He was the first of the emperors to declare himself a deity. In spite of his private vices he endeavored to reform morals and religion. For this reason he inaugurated a severe persecution of the Christians, to which references are made in the Apocalypse, which was written during his time. Before the end of his reign he ceased to persecute.



Martyred by Domitian

MLA Citation

  • “Emperor Domitian”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 September 2012. Web. 26 November 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/emperor-domitian/>