Gaia Afrania

Gaia Afrania

Gaia (or Caia) Afrania (fl. 1st century BC) was the wife of the senator Licinius Buccio, and a very litigious wo­man. [Citation
last = Smith
first = William
author-link = William Smith (lexicographer)
contribution = Afrania, Gaia
editor-last = Smith
editor-first = William
title = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
volume = 1
pages = 54-55
publisher =
place = Boston
year = 1870
contribution-url =
] She always pleaded her own causes before the praetor, and thus gave occasion to the publish­ing of the edict which forbade all women to postu­late. Afrania died in 48 BC. [Valerius Maximus, viii. 3. § 1] [Dig. 3. tit. 1. s. 1. § 5]


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