Ahenobarbus was the name of a plebeian family of the Domitia gens in the late Republic and early Principate of ancient Rome.[1] The name means "red-beard" (literally, "bronze-beard") in Latin. According to legend, Castor and Pollux announced to one of their ancestors the victory of the Romans over the Latins at the battle of Lake Regillus, and, to confirm the truth of what they had just said, they stroked his black hair and beard, which immediately became red.[2][3][4][5]

The name may refer to:


Distant Relatives to the Above

  • Gnaeus Domitius Calvinus, general and consul of the 1st century BC
  • Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, was the name of two politicians in the 1st century AD. One was a praetor under Emperor Tiberius’ reign and the other, his son, was a general.
  • Gnaeus Domitius Afer, senator, consul, and orator during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.
  • Domitius Ulpianus, otherwise known as Ulpian, jurist of the 3rd century
  • The 3rd century emperor Aurelian (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus), was also a distant relative of the Ahenobarbus family

Family tree

The family tree below is a combination of the Ahenobarbus family tree and its relations with the members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 192 BC)
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 162 BC)
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 122 BC)
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 96 BC)
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 94 BC)
Atia Balba Caesonia
Gaius Octavius
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (died 81 BC)
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 54 BC)
Julia Antonia
Marcus Antonius Creticus
Aemilia Lepida
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32 BC)
Mark Antony
Octavia the Younger
Antonia Major
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 16 BC)
Iullus Antonius
Marcus Antonius Antyllus
Domitia Lepida the Elder
Domitia Lepida the Younger
Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus
Tiberius Nero
Livia Drusilla
Antonia Minor
Nero Claudius Drusus
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Julia the Elder
Marcus Valerius Messala Corvinus (consul 58)
Valeria Messalina
Agrippina the Elder
Gaius Caesar
Julia the Younger
Lucius Caesar
Agrippa Postumus
Livilla (sister of Claudius)
Drusus Julius Caesar
Tiberius Gemellus
Germanicus Gemellus
Claudia Octavia
Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32)
Agrippina the Younger
Drusilla (sister of Caligula)
Livilla (sister of Caligula)
Milonia Caesonia
Nero (son of Germanicus)
Drusus Caesar
Emperor Nero (born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus)
Poppaea Sabina
Julia Drusilla (daughter of Caligula)
Claudia Augusta

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