Julia Caesaris (sister of Julius Caesar)

Julia is the name of two daughters of proconsul Gaius Julius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta, the parents of dictator Gaius Julius Caesar. The sisters were born and raised in Rome.

The eldest of the two is sometimes named "Julia Major" ("Major" Latin for "the elder") by historians (but not to be confused with Julia the Elder, daughter of Emperor Augustus). Likewise, the younger of the two sisters of Julius Caesar is sometimes named "Julia Minor", ("Minor" Latin for "the younger") but not to be confused with Julia the Younger, Augustus‘ first granddaughter.

First Elder Sister of Julius Caesar

The elder of the two sisters of Julius Caesar the dictator, married, but in what order is uncertain, Lucius Pinarius, of a very ancient patrician family [Livy "Ab Urbe condita" i. 7 [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/10828] ] , and Quintus Pedius, by each of whom she had at least one son. [App. "B. C." iii. 22, 23; Suetonius " [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Suetonius/12Caesars/Julius*.html Life of Julius Caesar] " 83.] It is not known if it was the elder or the younger of the dictator's sisters who gave evidence against Publius Clodius Pulcher, when impeached for impiety in 61 BC. [Suet. "Caes." 74; Schol. Bob. "in Clod." p. 337, Orelli.] Not much is known on the life of the elder sister or whether if she had married the above named people.

econd Eldest Sister of Julius Caesar

Julia (101 BC-51 BC) was the second sister of Julius Caesar. This Julia married Marcus Atius Balbus, a praetor and commissioner who came from a senatorial family of plebs status. Julia bore Balbus three daughters and they were:
* Atia Balba Prima - mother of Quintus Pedius who served as a general and consul.
* Atia Balba Caesonia - mother of first Emperor Augustus and of Octavia Minor (fourth wife of triumvir Mark Antony) .
* Atia Balba Tertia - mother of Lucius Pinarius, who was a political supporter of Mark Antony.

Julia and her mother had given the court a detailed and truthful account about the affair between Pompeia (her sister-in-law) and politician Publius Clodius Pulcher. Caesar divorced Pompeia over the scandal. Balbus died in 52 BC and Julia died a year later. Julia’s youngest grandson and grandchild then known as Octavian (future Emperor Augustus) at age 12 to her honor delivered her funeral oration as her funeral.

ources

* Suetonius - The Twelve Caesars - Caesar and Augustus.
* http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/1748.html

Notes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Julia Caesaris — (Classical Latin: IVLIA•CAESARIS) is the name of all women in the Julii Caesares patrician family (a subdivision of the Julii family), since feminine names were their father s gens and cognomen declined in the female form. (Male members of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Julius Caesar — For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). Gaius Julius Caesar Dictator of the Roman Republic …   Wikipedia

  • Julia Caesaris (wife of Marius) — Julia Caesaris (ca. 130 BC 69 BC) was a daughter of Gaius Julius Caesar II and Marcia (daughter of consul Quintus Marcius Rex). She was a sister of Gaius Julius Caesar III (the father of Julius Caesar) and Sextus Julius Caesar III.At about 110 BC …   Wikipedia

  • Julia Drusilla (sœur de Caligula) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Julia Drusilla (fille de Caligula). Drusilla (?), Munich Glyptothek (Inv. 316) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Julia the Younger — Julia Minor ( Minor Latin for the younger ) or Julilla (little Julia) (Classical Latin: IVLIA•MINOR, [Aut|E. Groag, A. Stein, L. Petersen e.a. (edd.), Prosopographia Imperii Romani saeculi I, II et III (PIR), Berlin, 1933 I 635] 19 BC 28 or early …   Wikipedia

  • Julia Antonia — Julia Caesaris (104 BC after 39 BC) or Julia Antonia (known from the sources to distinguish her from the other Juliae Caesares) was a daughter to consul Lucius Julius Caesar III and mother to the future triumvir and deputy of Caesar, Mark Antony …   Wikipedia

  • Julia Drusilla (fille de Germanicus) —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Julia Drusilla (fille de Caligula).  Julia Drusilia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Julia — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Julia imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = Female meaning = Youthful region = origin = Latin related names = Julius, Julie, Ivlia footnotes = Julia is usually a woman s given name or a surname. It is of… …   Wikipedia

  • Julia the Elder — Julio Claudian dynasty caption= Bust of Julia the ElderJulia the Elder (October 39 BC 14), known to her contemporaries as Julia Caesaris filia or Julia Augusti filia (Classical Latin: IVLIA•CAESARIS•FILIA or IVLIA•AVGVSTI•FILIA [Aut|E. Groag, A.… …   Wikipedia

  • Pompeia (sister of Pompeius Strabo) — Pompeia (flourished 2nd century BC 1st century BC) was a Roman woman. Pompeia was born and raised into a noble family in Picenum (modern Marche Abruzzo) a rural district in Northern Italy, off the Adriatic Coast. Pompeia’s mother was a woman… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.