The next Patreon goal is going to have to be for a new laptop, because:

1. Arrrrrgggghhhhh

2. It takes several hours to scan, letter, shade, and post a comic that should only take 15-30 minutes.

3. Arrrrrgggghhhhh

Bringing this bit of relevant information forward from the comments on #LI:

13 August 2016, 12:08 pm

I rather like the “domestic” scenes with Domitian interacting with Domitia, where he’s a little closer to normal and not showing as much of the crazed autocrat. And about Titus wanting Domitian to marry his daughter Julia… I understand about wanting an heir, but how would that work with Domitian already married to Domitia? Would he be pressured to divorce her? Did Roman law allow more than one wife? Would Julia, if legally married to Domitian, now be called Domitia, and if that happened, what would the current Domitia be called? Inquiring minds want to know.

14 August 2016, 3:11 pm

If Titus wants to pair his daughter Julia and Domitian, Domitian will have to divorce the wife who’s currently in the way. In fact, Domitia had to divorce a husband to marry Domitian, when they were teens, so these would be familiar shenanigans to all of them.

Domitian’s fist wife was already a Domitia by birth–her parents were Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo (a renowned general who ran afoul of Nero) and Cassia Longina–before marrying our pal Titus Flavius Domitianus.

A married woman–in this case, if Julia Flavia married Domitian–could take on a form of her husband’s name or append “of the [husband’s family]”; or (especially seeing as Julia and Domitian are literally the same family) keep her own name plus add some honorifics from imperial rank. Domitia would remain Domitia Longina. But probably not very happy if she gets displaced for a younger, presumably more fertile model.

I should also add that there’s a precedent for an imperial uncle marrying a niece, set by the Emperor Claudius and his niece Agrippina the Younger (sister of Caligula and mother of Nero through her first husband, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, who was the grandson of Marcus Antonius…it’s all a convoluted web). That whole marrying-his-niece situation did not go well at all, though.