A celebrated plebeian family, divided into two branches—that of the Calvini and
that of the Ahenobarbi. The Calvini attained to the consular office B.C. 331, and the
Ahenobarbi in B.C. 191. The latter, at length, in the person of Nero, became invested with
imperial power; but with this emperor perished the male line of the Domitii. Domitian belonged
to this family only through his mother Domitia.