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Name: Julia Octaviana Determine relationship to...
Birth: 39 BC Father: Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus Mother:
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Married: Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar
Children Born Died
Infant son Caesar about 7 BC 6 BC
Death: Reggio di Calabria, Italy in 0014 (in exile)
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Remarks: The Roman Emperor Augustus' only child, whose scandalous behaviour eventually caused him to exile her.

Julia's mother was Scribonia, who was divorced by Augustus when Julia was a few days old. Julia was brought up strictly, her every word and action being watched. After a brief marriage to Marcus Marcellus, who died in 23 BC, Julia wedded Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Augustus' chief lieutenant, in 21 BC. Their two eldest sons were adopted by Augustus in 17 BC and given the names Gaius and Lucius Caesar. Julia had a third son, Agrippa Postumus, and two daughters, Julia and Agrippina.

With Marcus Agrippa's death in 12 BC, Emperor Augustus' second wife, Livia, was able to convince him to favour her own sons by a former marriage, Tiberius and Drusus, as possible successors; and Augustus forced Tiberius to divorce his wife, Vipsana, and marry his daughter, Julia Octaviana, in 11 BC. It was an unwanted and unhappy marriage for both of them. Julia began to lead a promiscuous life, her adulteries becoming common knowledge in Rome.

After an infant son by Julia perished in 6 BC, Tiberius went into voluntary exile, leaving Julia in Rome. Finally Augustus discovered how Julia was behaving. After threatening her with death, he banished her to Pandataria, an island off the coast of Campania, in 2 BC. She was later moved to Rhegium. Upon becoming emperor, Tiberius withheld her allowance, and Julia eventually died of malnutrition.
Julia's guilt is not doubted, but she was a witty and intelligent woman and was loved by the people. Augustus showed her no mercy, however, calling her a "disease in my flesh."
SOURCE: "Julia" Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

The Roman Emperor Augustus' only child, whose scandalous behaviour eventually caused him to exile her.

Julia's mother was Scribonia, who was divorced by Augustus when Julia was a few days old. Julia was brought up strictly, her every word and action being watched. After a brief marriage to Marcus Marcellus, who died in 23 BC, Julia wedded Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Augustus' chief lieutenant, in 21 BC. Their two eldest sons were adopted by Augustus in 17 BC and given the names Gaius and Lucius Caesar. Julia had a third son, Agrippa Postumus, and two daughters, Julia and Agrippina.

With Marcus Agrippa's death in 12 BC, Emperor Augustus' second wife, Livia, was able to convince him to favour her own sons by a former marriage, Tiberius and Drusus, as possible successors; and Augustus forced Tiberius to divorce his wife, Vipsana, and marry his daughter, Julia Octaviana, in 11 BC. It was an unwanted and unhappy marriage for both of them. Julia began to lead a promiscuous life, her adulteries becoming common knowledge in Rome.

After an infant son by Julia perished in 6 BC, Tiberius went into voluntary exile, leaving Julia in Rome. Finally Augustus discovered how Julia was behaving. After threatening her with death, he banished her to Pandataria, an island off the coast of Campania, in 2 BC. She was later moved to Rhegium. Upon becoming emperor, Tiberius withheld her allowance, and Julia eventually died of malnutrition.
Julia's guilt is not doubted, but she was a witty and intelligent woman and was loved by the people. Augustus showed her no mercy, however, calling her a "disease in my flesh."
SOURCE: "Julia" Encyclopedia Britannica Online.


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