By Marjorie Lightman
Profiles the lives of ladies from archaic Greece within the 7th century BCE to the autumn of Rome in 476 CE, together with poet Julia Balbilla, Boudicca, Cleopatra III, Sappho, and Eurydice.
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He was also the lover of Livia Julia Claudia Livilla, widowed daughter-in-law (and niece) of Tiberius and mother of the emperor’s infant grandson. Around Livilla and Sejanus a conspiracy grew. The ailing emperor learned of Sejanus’s perﬁdy from the younger Antonia, Livilla’s mother. Vengence followed quickly. , the Senate voted to execute Sejanus. Eight days after her father died, her mother killed herself. In December Iunilla and her young brother were seized on Senate orders that there be no descendants of Sejanus.
She was the grand-niece of Augustus and the widow of Tiberius’s son, Drusus Julius Caesar. , when Tiberius retired from Rome to Capri, he controlled access to the emperor. Although an uncle on his mother’s side had been a consul suﬀectus, Sejanus had neither family nor family connections in the senatorial class that allowed him any aspiration to achieve for himself the position of emperor. In the person of Livilla, he found an ally whose sons were possible successors. Sejanus and Livilla became lovers and schemed to make Livilla’s son the successor to Tiberius.
343. , G. Wissowa, and W. Kroll. Real-Encyclopadie d. Classischen Altertumswissenschaft 1893–. (Germany: multiple publishers) 170. , Augustan Aristocracy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986, pp. 112, 115. ) Roman: Rome political victim Aemilia Lepida was a woman of impeccable lineage. Her mother was Julia (), the child of the great general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and Julia (), the daughter of Augustus and his ﬁrst wife, Scribonia. No less illustrious on her father’s side, Aemilia Lepida was the daughter of Lucius Aemilius Paullus, the brother of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, the triumvir.
A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women (A to Z of Women) by Marjorie Lightman