Emperor Trajan & Pliny The Younger: Mutual Ancestry

Emperor Trajan & Pliny The Younger – Mutual Ancestry
(Roman Piso, 05-18-2017)

This is from a paper which I had written some time ago. The basis for discovering and confirming this is the work of Sir Ronald Syme; particularly, his paper titled ‘Domitius Corbulo’ (JRS, 1970-71). The subject of which is quite informative. We find, for instance, that (Sextilia) Vistilia was the common (or mutual) ancestor of many illustrious Roman families.

Now, the original paper/s of Syme did not go into the detail that will be found in my family tree charts. This is partly because his work stopped short of going a few generations further, and because he was not publishing conclusions based upon the use of alias or alternate names in ancient history.

So, did Pliny The Younger and the Emperor Trajan know that they were related to each other? Of course. But, they did not make any mention of it in their writings; at least not in any obvious or forthright way. In fact, they pretended otherwise. And that, should make people begin to think a bit.

Vistilia (Sr.) was born circa 32 BCE. She had 6 different husbands and many children by those husbands. Her first husband [I] was Glitius (Sr.), by whom, she had Glitius (Jr.). Next [II] was Pomponius Secundus, by whom she had Q. Pomponius Secundus, and P. Pomponius Secundus (the consul suffect of 44 CE), and whom was grandfather of Pliny The Younger (his mother’s father, and father of her brother, Pliny The Elder).

Vistilia (Sr.), next married [III] Orfitus (Sr.), by whom, she had Orfitus (Jr.). Her next husband [IV] was (Suillius) Rufus, who was the father of P. Suillius Rufus. After whom, she married [V] Domitius Corbulo (Sr.), who was father of Cn. Domitius Corbulo (consul). Cn. Domitius Corbulo, was grandfather of the Emperor Trajan (note that Cn. Domitius Corbulo was married to Cassia Longina, who was a daughter of Emperor Caligula’s sister). And her last husband [VI] was Octavius (Emperor Augustus Caesar), by whom, she had Milonia Caesonia (who, married the emperor Caligula in 40 CE).

The first chart shows Pliny The Younger’s descent from Vistilia (Sr.).

Vistilia (Sr.) [b. circa 32 BCE]
M. Pomponius Secundus
P. Pomponius Secundus (consul suffect, 44 CE)
M. (Not Currently Available)
Plina Secunda (Sister of Pliny The Elder)
M./N. Lucius Pomponius Caecilius Secundus
M. Lucius Calpurnius Piso (who also married Arria The Younger, after 65 CE)
Pliny Secundus (“The Younger”) [b. circa 62 CE]
M. (Pliny had at least two or three known wives)

And this second chart illustrates the descent of Emperor Trajan from Vistilia.

Vistilia (Sr.) [b. circa 32 BCE]
M. Domitius Corbulo (Sr.)
Cn. Domitius Corbulo (Jr.) [consul]
M. Cassia Longina
Domitia Longina
M. L. Aelius Lamia (suff. 80 CE)
M. Lucius Salvius Titianus (aka Trajanus)
M. Emperor Domitian
Emperor Trajan
M. Ulpia
M. Pompeia Plotina (aka Claudia Phoebe)


Trajan was son of Domitia Longina by her husband before marrying the Emperor Domitian. So, Trajan was Domitian’s step-son. Trajan, therefore, grew up in the household of Domitian. In my other papers, I discussed how Pliny The Younger, for whatever reason/s, was a favorite of Emperor Domitian; but Pliny, obviously, did not feel the same way towards Domitian, even though he probably allowed him to think so.

While the rest of the Piso family was banished from Rome by Domitian, Pliny The Younger was not. Pliny was younger foster brother of Arrius Piso, via Pliny’s step-father Lucius Piso, marrying Arria The Younger, Arrius Piso’s mother. When Pliny would visit Domitian’s household, he would have opportunities to speak with Domitian’s wife (Domitia Longina, who was Pliny’s relative) and Trajan.

Milonia Caesonia was born circa 1-5 CE. Her father is not mentioned, but he must have been a Julian. Her ‘Milonia’ name may actually represent “M(arcia) Il(ia)/Julia An(n)ia”. The ‘Caesonia’ name given to Julian women reveals itself as ‘Caes(ar) Onia’ (Annia). Since she is obviously a Julian, and as her father is not mentioned, and as she was born while Augustus was emperor, we must consider the likelihood or possibility of her father being Augustus. Thus, she would be an illegitimate child of his. Also, royalty usually married other close family members. And she was married to a Julian emperor – Caligula. Augustus died in 14 CE at the age of 77. He was, therefore, born about 63 BCE. If Augustus was her father, he would have fathered her while in his 60’s. This is quite possible.

The two brothers Secundus received their ‘[Calv]isius Sabinus’ name from their father. This demonstrates that they were of the ‘Calvii Domitii Sabinii’, or the Calvii branch of the Domitii. Pliny The Elder’s father appears as P. Pomponius Secundus. Therefore, Pliny The Younger’s teacher and military commander of the same name was his own grandfather!

Lucius Pomponius Caecilius Secundus, biological father of Pliny The Younger, was probably a son of Pliny’s grand-uncle, Q. Pomponius Secundus, first cousin of Pliny The Younger’s mother Plinia.


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-OR- The same papers posted to WordPress within The Piso Project there:

The True Context Of Ancient History & The Gordian Emperors

Ancient Alias Names List (2017)

Piso Christ: What Is The Book About?

How The Piso Family Performed Miracles

The New Classical Scholarship: The New Forensic Study Of History

The Medieval Censorship Of The Talmud

The New Classical Scholarship: The New Forensic Study Of History

All Roman Emperors From Antoninus Pius On Were Descended From Piso Family

Flavian Ancestors, Relatives, And Descendants

Many people today are still sorely ignorant of ancient language and the letters & words used at the time that they immediately think that anything to do with numbers (like ‘666’) has to refer to something religious or superstitious, when in fact, their alphabet (or letters of the alphabet) were unlike ours today in that they served a dual or double purpose; they were both letters AND numbers.

And, they were used that way on a regular basis. Their alphabet was what is called ‘alpha-numeric’. Up until fairly recent times, the Latin alphabet was regularly used to represent numbers. The NFL still uses the Latin letter-numbers (alpha-numerics) to designate which Super Bowl it is for each season.

Julius Calpurnius Piso wrote The Revelation and he used ‘666’ to point to his father (Arrius Piso) writing as Flavius Josephus; because at the time that he wrote The Revelation, the only other place to find ‘666’ was in the writings of Flavius Josephus. Julius Piso finished The Revelation in 137 CE/AD.

Julius Piso’s nephew, Antoninus Pius (who became emperor), realized that 666 pointed directly to Flavius Josephus and he wanted to make it so that people would not look at Flavius Josephus for connections to the creation of Christianity; so he wrote as Suetonius and made people think that 666 referred to ‘Nero’ (in 145 CE/AD).

666 – Piso Numbers & The New Testament

Related Subject Matter:
(And Key Words & Terms)

History, Ancient History, Rome, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Roman Emperors, Popes, Papal History, Christianity, History of Christianity, Origin of Christianity, Emperor, Emperors, Roman Catholic History, Holy Roman Empire, Arrius Calpurnius Piso, Roman Piso Family, Ancient Alias Names, Ancient Pen Names, Gordian Emperors, Emperor Antoninus Pius, Arius Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius, Oligarchy, Royal Supremacy, Royal Language, Aliases, Genealogy, Ancient Genealogy, Ancient Genealogies, Historia, Historia Augusta, Flavius Josephus, Pliny The Younger, Suetonius, Tacitus, Plutarch, Hero of Alexandria, Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus ‘The Athenian’, Philostratus ‘The Younger’, Herodian, Emperor Constantine, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Lucius Verus, Commodus, Pertinax, Pescennius Niger, Didius Julianus, Clodius Albinus, Septimius Severus, Severus Alexander, Maximinus, Maximus, Probus, Clodius II, Constantius, Constantius Chlorus, Eusebius, Pope Eusebius, Church Father, Early Christianity, Roman Creation of Christianity, Nero, 666, Julius Calpurnius Piso, Julius Piso I, First 10 Popes, Justin Martyr, St. John ‘The Divine’, The Revelation, gospels, The Gospel of Thomas, Gnostic, Gnostic Gospels, Apocryphal, texts.

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Arrius Piso And The Emperor Domitian:

This paper tells a little known part of the story involving the creation of Christianity, and how a family alliance between the Flavians and Pisos had worked for the Piso family until the death of the Emperor Titus. And then, how, once Domitian became Emperor, he banished the Piso family from Rome.

It also covers what happened to the Piso family during Domitian’s reign, and how the Piso’s managed to assassinate Domitian and then regained their power over the Roman Empire. A major key to deciphering this from within the histories that they left us, is to know the various alias or alternate names that were used to hide this information from non-royal eyes. Thus, I am sharing many of those names in this paper.

Though the Emperor Vespasian, and his son and successor Emperor, Titus, both got along well with Arrius Piso (their relative via Vespasian’s brother T. Flavius Sabinus II). It was a different story with the Emperor Domitian.

Arrius Piso And The Emperor Domitian


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Regarding Joseph Atwill’s Titus

A Few Words About The Royal Language

The Calpurnius Piso Family And The Origin Of Popes

Corollaries Between Josephus and The New Testament

The Descent Of St. Jerome From Arrius Calpurnius Piso

Emperor Constantine’s Descent From Emperor Augustus

Essential Changes To Academia Now Required

How & why did Christianity begin? It was created during a time of war & as a part of that war.

The Beginnings Of Christianity And The Evolution Of Popes

How And Why Ancient Royalty Created Facades And Illusions

The Roman Piso Papers



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