A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

2. The wife of Flavius Clemens. [CLEMENS, T. FLAVIUS.] Philostratus (Vit. Apollon. 8.25) calls her a sister of the emperor Domitian, which is impossible, as Domitilla, the sister of Domitian, had died even before Vespasian's accession. Dio Cassius (67.14) calls her merely a συγγενής of Domitian, and it has been conjectured that in Philostratus we must read ὰδελφιδήν instead of ὰδελφήν. It may be that our Domitilla was a daughter of Vespasian's daughter of the same name. After the murder of her husband Clemens, Stephanus, the freedman and murderer of Domitian, was her procurator. (Suet. Domit. 17; comp. Reimarus, ad Dio Cass. l.c.)