[Note: this is one of the only 2 chapters of all the chapters here so far which we haven't finished yet. We haven't finished going through half of 1 very long "Clement" biography, and the main bulk of 1 long Domitian biography.]
"Pope/bishop Clement" is a fake, he really matches emperor Domitian.
"for kata ton deloumenon is meaningless if it is taken to refer to Clement and not to Domitian"
-- Clement: name (Mor) Clement/Clemens/Clemente/Clemis (Romanus). -- Domitian: Titus Flavius Clemens name of cousin of Titus Flavius Domitian(us). (Both had same first two names, so the last name could be corresponded. Another family member was (Marcus) Arrecinus Clemens.) [Since Cletus = Titus, then Clement possibly = Titus F Domitian? (Both start with Cle... and Titus...; the ...ment is vaguely similar to Domitian?)] "calamities and reverses"?? Alternative candidate emperors: -- Claudius: "Claudius issued this denarius type to emphasize his clemency after Caligula's assassination." Claudius granted Caractacus clemency in 50 ad. -- Otho: Otho clemency towards Marius Celsus.
-- Clement 1: The name Clement/Clemens means "clemency". Clement issued '1 Clement', the basis of apostolic authority [dominus?] for clergy. -- Domitian: "Domitians tyranny". Domitian's persecution policy/declaration, "no christian exempt from punishment". [Persecution as inversion of clemency.] Compare project 'Clementine 2' of late 20th century? [Domitian's persecution is 1st persecution excluding/after Nero's?] [The persecution mentioned/implied in Peter's epistle is thought by some to be the Domitian one.] "nominating himself perpetual censor, he sought to control public and private morals. As a consequence, Domitian was popular with the people and army...." "... allege that Domitian officially gave himself the title of Dominus et Deus."
-- Clement ruled 68-76 or 88/92-92/97/99/100/101, ruled "7"/"9"/"11" yrs. -- Domitian ruled 81-96/97. Domitian aided in the admin of the empire in 69(-?). Received title of Caesar in 69 or 71? Ceremonial heir 71-81. Flavian dynasty 69-96. -- Vespasian 69-79 [10 yrs]. [(Titus Flavius) Vespasian, Titus (Flavius Vespasian), (Titus Flavius) Domitian, and (Titus Flavius) Clemens (cousin of Domitian) all had the same first two names.] "although several came within a year or two of 15-year reigns"
-- Cement: Clement "4th/5th" pope -- Domitian: Domitian 4th from Nero (excluding the 3 "usurpers" of 69 ad). [Peter matches Nero, Clement matches Domitian.] There was a "3rd [Nero] pretender" during Domitian's reign.
-- Clement: Some other lists have Cletus/Anacletus/Anencletus and Clement/Clemens in the reverse order. -- Domitian: Titus & Domitian were brothers, which could be why Cletus/Anacletus & Clement are alternatively in different order in some other list/s? (Plus: Titus (Flavius Vespasian), (Titus Flavius) Domitian, and (Titus Flavius) Clemens (cousin of Domitian) all had same first two names.) Titus & Nerva reigned same/similar short amount of of years, which could be why Cletus/Anacletus is alternatively after Clement in some other list/s? [Cletus/Anacletus ~ Titus; Clement ~ Timothy ~ Domitian. The order in bible is Timothy then Titus?] [Peter/Cephas, Linus and Clement are also names of persons in bible; Cletus/Anacletus is not (though Titus is).] [The name Clement "clemency" could also/alternatively match Titus. "la Clemenza di Tito"?] [The name Cletus/Anacletus "one who has been called (back)" could also/alternativey match Domitian who was considered a reincarnation of Nero. (There was also a 3rd Nero pretender during Domitian's reign.)]
-- Clement: Clement is alternatively the "2nd" pope (1st pope after Peter) in some popes lists. -- Domitian: Domitian considered to be a reincarnation of Nero Caesar. Domitian persecution was the 2nd persecution, after the Nero persecution which was the 1st persecution. [Peter matches Nero, Clement matches Domitian.]
-- Clement: 'Clemens Romanus' "Clement of Rome" ("born in/at Rome"). -- Domitian: born in/at Rome.
-- Clement: Depicted with halo. Called "saint". Described a having a mitre. -- Domitian: The army called for Domitian's deification. Fostered a cult of personality. Revived the practice of the imperial cult. "... allege that Domitian officially gave himself the title of Dominus et Deus."
-- Clement: his father was a certain 'Fostinus'. -- Domitian. Domitian reincarnation of Nero who was adopted by Claudius? Fostered a cult of personality?
-- Clement: Clement "probably knew Timothy" -- Domitian: Some sources have Timothy & Domitian as contemporaries. The name Domitian [which maybe an anagram/metathesis/rhyme of Timothy?]
-- Clement: No verified historical proof of existence of "pope/bishop" Clement. Their sources use words like "Probably", "most likely", "according to ... claimed", "most of the Latins held", "opinion". [Meanwhile there is evidence that Clement matches Domitian.] -- Domitian: Verified real historical person & name. Evidence that "pope Clement" really matches Domitian.
-- Clement: preceeded by Cletus [who matches Titus]. suceeded by Evaristus [who matches Nerva]. -- Domitian: preceeded by Titus [who matches Cletus/Anacletus]. succeeded by Nerva [who matches Evaristus].
-- Clement: Was "pope/papa/pp" / "supreme Pontiff". Wore a mitre. Succesor of Peter. -- Domitian: The emperors from Augustus to Theodosius were pontiffex maximus. [Ignatius letter to Rome doesn't mention a bishop.] Domitian statue in Vatican Museums. Domitian's great-grandfather's surname was Petro. "the Senate confirmed Domitian's powers, granting tribunician power, the office of Pontifex Maximus, and the titles of Augustus, and Pater Patriae."
-- Clement: "papal Tiara" [grand Crown]. ["absolute & universal authority?] Catholic source suggests Clement may have been a freedman of the emperors household. -- Domitian: Was emperor of the (pre-Trajan) Roman empire.
-- Clement: "Clement was banished from Rome to the Chersonesus ... and was set to work in a stone quarry." "But the lack of tradition that he was buried in Rome is in favour of his having died in exile." -- Domitian: A member of Domitian's family (Marcus) Arrecinus Clemens "may have been exiled instead of executed". Flavia Domitilla was banished.
-- Clement: "Martyred". -- Domitian: Assassinated by court officials. Domitian persecution of Christians the 2nd of 10 persections from Nero to Diocletian. [By inversion.] "calamities and reverses"? Flavia Domitilla "may have died a martyr". (Catacomb of Domitilla?) Another or the same Flavia Domitilla is styled "Virgin & Martyr".
-- Clement: Martyred by being thrown into sea with an iron anchor tied to him. Patron of mariners. 'Mariner's Cross'. Tide recedes / sea ebbs. 'Acts of Nereus & Achilleus'. -- Domitian: Some think Domitian poisoned Titus with a sea hare. "T. Flavius Clemens... was martyred by his first cousin, the Emperor Domitian". "After his death, Domitian's memory was condemned to oblivion by the Roman Senate...."
-- Clement: Stone quarry; stone cutters. "the House of Clement. -- Domitian: "initiated a massive building program". Erected vast Flavian Palace / House of the People on the Palatine Hill. Finished the Temple of Vespasian & Titus. Arch of Titus completed in reign of Domitian.
-- Clement: "banish during / imprisoned under Trajan". "3rd yr Trajan". -- Domitian: Nerva maintained friendly relations with pro-Domitianic faction. Trajan returned property Domitian had confiscated.
-- Clement: born "35 ad". -- Domitian: Domitian considered to be a reincarnation of Nero who was born 37 ad. (Titus Flavius) Domitian's brother Titus (Flavius Vespasian) was born 39 ad. Alternate candidate: -- Otho who showed clemency was born 32.
-- Clement: 23/24/25 nov (Julian) / 8 dec (Gregorian) / 29 hatour (Egyptian). -- Domitian: 24 oct.
-- Clement: Was a "member of the Roman senate". -- Domitian: "He received the education of a young man of the privileged senatorial class...." "Domitian acted as the representative of the Flavian family in the Roman Senate." "these offices no doubt gained Domitian valuable experience in the Roman Senate...."
-- Clement: Contradiction of sources on whether ordained by Peter / contemporary of Peter & Paul / "saw the apostles ...", or 24 yrs later / 36 yrs after the apostles. -- Domitian: Domitian considered a reincarnation of Nero under who Peter & Paul supposed to have been martyred. The persecution mentioned/implied in epistle of Peter is thought by some scholars to be the Domitian one. [Jesus implied that Peter would live to old age.]
-- Clement: 2 "epistles to Virgins". -- Domitian: Flavia Domitilla is styled "Virgin & Martyr".
-- Clement: Basilica now under Dominicans. -- Domitian. name Domitian. "... allege that Domitian officially gave himself the title of Dominus et Deus."
-- Clement: The Clement of the bible was "probably a Philippian". Phil-ip means "lover of horses". [Esquiline.] -- Domitian: "qualities he found more often in men of the equestrian order...." "relying on a small set of friends and equestrians...." [Not saying that the Clement and/or Philip of bible are fake, just that the "pope Clement" is a fake & clever conflation.]