Lollia Paulīna

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Was granddaughter of Marcus Lollius and very rich: Pliny the Elder had seen her adorned in her fabulous pearls at an ordinary betrothal dinner. She was forced to abandon her marriage to Memmius Regulus in order that she might marry the emperor Gaius (1) in ad 38. Divorced by him in the following year, she was an unsuccessful candidate for the hand of Claudius after the death of Valeria Messallina in 48. Iulia Agrippina secured her banishment (on the charge of consulting astrologers) in the following year, and she was driven to suicide.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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