GNAEUS DOMITIUS CORBULO (1st century A.D.), Roman general, was the half-brother of Caesonia, one of the wives of the emperor Caligula.
In order to provide employment for his soldiers, Corbulo made them cut a canal from the Mosa (Meuse) to the northern branch of the Rhine, which still forms one of the chief drains between Leiden and Sluys, and before the introduction of railways was the ordinary traffic road between Leiden and Rotterdam.
Corbulo was thereupon sent out to the East with full military powers.
In 67 disturbances broke out in Judaea, but Nero, jealous of Corbulo's success and popularity, ordered Vespasian to take command of the forces and summoned Corbulo to Greece.
On his arrival at Cenchreae, the port of Corinth, messengers from Nero met Corbulo, and ordered him to commit suicide.
Corbulo wrote an account of his Asiatic experiences, which is lost.
Domitius Corbulo (Chicago, 1909).
Domitius Corbulo (A.D.
Kharput probably stands on or near the site of Carcathiocerta in Sophene, reached by Corbulo in A.D.
He saw military service under Corbulo in Lower Germany (A.D.
He mentions the map of Armenia and the neighbourhood of the Caspian Sea, which was sent to Rome by the staff of Corbulo in A.D.
Orders were at once issued to concentrate all available forces on the Cappadocian frontier under Corbulo, the first soldier of his day.
After some time spent in making his army efficient, Corbulo invaded Armenia and swept victoriously through the country.
Armenia was rescued and Corbulo proposed that Tiridates should become king of Armenia on condition of his receiving his crown as a gift from Nero.
But the government in Rome had a plan of its own, and a certain Tigranes, long resident in Rome, but a stranger to the Armenians, was sent out, and Corbulo was obliged reluctantly to seat him on the Armenian throne.
He was defeated, and Corbulo, now legate of Syria, was obliged to come to his rescue.
Far more certainly true is his ungrateful treatment of Domitius Corbulo, who, when he landed at Cenchreae, fresh from his successes in Armenia, was met by an order for his instant execution and at once put an end to his life.
Domitius Corbulo, a peace was concluded in A.D.