Livia  Drusilla   [58 BCE-29 CE]

2nd wife of Augustus,
mother of Tiberius (by first husband),
paternal grandmother of Claudius
great-grandmother of Caligula &
great-great-grandmother of Nero.

Ambitious patrician beauty who influenced Augustus & Tiberius.
Rumored to have instigated deaths of other male heirs of Augustus.
Deified as "Julia Augusta" by Claudius (41
CE).
Easily the most powerful woman in ancient Roman history.

References: Josephus, Antiquities 17.146, 190; 18.31-33.
                   _____, War 1.566, 641; 5, 167.
                   Suetonius, Life of Augustus 62-63, 99.
                   _____, Life of Tiberius 4, 6, 14, 22, 26, 50.
                   _____, Life of Claudius 1, 3-4, 11.

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