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Only daughter of Augustus (by Scribonia, divorced by him in 38 bc after Iulia's birth). She was brought up strictly by her father and stepmother Livia Drusilla. In 25 she married her cousin Claudius Marcellus 2 and in 21 Agrippa, to whom she bore Gaius Iulius Caesar (2) and Lucius Iulius Caesar, Iulia, Vipsania Agrippina (2), and Agrippa Iulius Caesar (Agrippa Postumus). Her third marriage, to Tiberius (in 11) is said to have been happy at first, but estrangement followed. In 2 bc Augustus learned of her alleged adulteries and banished her to Pandateria; in ad 4 she was allowed to move to Rhegium. Scribonia voluntarily shared her exile. Augustus forbade her burial in his mausoleum, and Tiberius kept her closely confined and stopped her allowance, so that she died of malnutrition before the end of 14. Macrobius speaks of her gentle disposition and learning, and gives anecdotes attesting her wit.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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