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Octavia Minor

Also Known As: "The Younger", "Minor", "Octavia Thurina Minor"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nola, Naples, Italy
Death: Died in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Place of Burial: Mausoleum of Augustus Campus Martius, Rome Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gaius Octavius, IV and Atia Balba Caesonia
Wife of Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor, Consul 50 BCE and Marcus Antonius "Mark Antony"
Mother of Marcus Claudius Marcellus; Claudia Marcella Minor; Claudia Marcella Major; Antonia Major; Antonia the Younger and 1 other
Sister of Octavia Major and Augustus Caesar, 'Octavian'

Occupation: Roman Matron of Court
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Octavia Minor

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http://www.livius.org/person/octavia-minor/

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Older sister of the Emperor Augustus, Octavia was one of the most prominent women in Roman history, respected and admired for her loyalty, nobility and humanity and for maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtues.

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16870305536220235. Octavia Thurina Minor ROMAN EMPIRE,1601,1746 daughter of Senator-Praetor & Governor of Macedonia Caius Octavius IV ROMAN EMPIRE and Atia Balbus ROMAN EMPIRE, was born in 69 B.C. in Rome, , Lazio, Italy and died in 11 B.C. in Rome, , Lazio, Italy at age 58.

General Notes:

Octavia Thurina Minor: ( 69 - 11 BC.) The daughter of her father's second marriage to Atia Balbus Minor, the niece of the Roman Dictator Julius Caesar and full blood sister of Caesar Augustus. She was born in Nola, Italy.

Octavia Minor is one of the most prominent women in Roman history. She was respected and admired for the loyalty, nobility, humanity and maintaining her traditional feminine Roman virtues. This beautiful and remarkable woman lived at a time, where many succumbed to treachery and intrigue.

Much of her childhood, she spent travelling with her parents. Before 54 BC, her step-father, arranged for her to marry Gaius Claudius Marcellus. Marcellus was a man of consular rank, a member of the influential Claudian family and was a man worthy of her.

They had three children: Claudia Marcella Major, Claudia Marcella Minor and Marcus Claudius Marcellus. All three were born in Italy. Marcellus died in May 40 BC.

By a Senatorial decree, Octavia married Mark Antony, in a political alliance, in October 40 BC. Between 40-36 BC, Octavia lived with him in his Athenian mansion. She raised her children by Marcellus; Antony's two sons and their two daughters: Julia Antonia Major and Julia Antonia Minor, who were born there. She had travelled with him to various provinces.

After 36 BC, Octavia returned to Rome with the children. On several occassions she acted as a political adviser and negotiator between her husband and brother.

Despite Antony's rejection, divorce in 32 BC and suicide in 30 BC, Octavia was the sole caretaker of the children. She became guardian to Cleopatra Selene, Ptolemy Philadelphus and Iullus Antonius, her ex-husband's remaining children. Octavia never remarried.

Augustus had adopted her son Marcus as his heir, but died of illness in 23 BC. She never recovered from his death and retired from public life. Her final years were spent hiding in the dark and dressing in mourning.

She had woven clothes for her brother. Augustus built two monuments for his public works program, the Colonnades of Octavia and the Paragon of Virtue in her honor. She was one of the first Roman women to have coins minted in her honor.

She died in 11 BC, sometime after her niece Julia Caesaris married Tiberius. Her beloved brother gave her the highest posthumous honours, built the Gate of Octavia in her memory, declared her as a goddess and built temples for her. 3470

Octavia married Claudius Marcellus ROMAN EMPIRE 1601 in October 40 B.C. in Rome, Italy.3470 Claudius was born in Rome, Italy.

Octavia next married Ruler Of Rome Mark Anthony III ROMAN EMPIRE in Rome, , Lazio, Italy. Mark was born in 83 B.C. in Rome, Italy, died in 30 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt at age 53, and was buried in , , Rome, Italy. The cause of his death was Suicide.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mgholler/Caden/a54.htm#i547458858 -------------------- Octavia Thurina Minor: ( 69 - 11 BC.) The daughter of her father's second marriage to Atia Balbus Minor, the niece of the Roman Dictator Julius Caesar and full blood sister of Caesar Augustus. She was born in Nola, Italy. Octavia Minor is one of the most prominent women in Roman history. She was respected and admired for the loyalty, nobility, humanity and maintaining her traditional feminine Roman virtues. This beautiful and remarkable woman lived at a time, where many succumbed to treachery and intrigue. Much of her childhood, she spent travelling with her parents. Before 54 BC, her step-father, arranged for her to marry Gaius Claudius Marcellus. Marcellus was a man of consular rank, a member of the influential Claudian family and was a man worthy of her. They had three children: Claudia Marcella Major, Claudia Marcella Minor and Marcus Claudius Marcellus. All three were born in Italy. Marcellus died in May 40 BC. By a Senatorial decree, Octavia married Mark Antony, in a political alliance, in October 40 BC. Between 40-36 BC, Octavia lived with him in his Athenian mansion. She raised her children by Marcellus; Antony's two sons and their two daughters: Julia Antonia Major and Julia Antonia Minor, who were born there. She had travelled with him to various provinces. After 36 BC, Octavia returned to Rome with the children. On several occassions she acted as a political adviser and negotiator between her husband and brother. Despite Antony's rejection, divorce in 32 BC and suicide in 30 BC, Octavia was the sole caretaker of the children. She became guardian to Cleopatra Selene, Ptolemy Philadelphus and Iullus Antonius, her ex-husband's remaining children. Octavia never remarried. Augustus had adopted her son Marcus as his heir, but died of illness in 23 BC. She never recovered from his death and retired from public life. Her final years were spent hiding in the dark and dressing in mourning. She had woven clothes for her brother. Augustus built two monuments for his public works program, the Colonnades of Octavia and the Paragon of Virtue in her honor. She was one of the first Roman women to have coins minted in her honor. She died in 11 BC, sometime after her niece Julia Caesaris married Tiberius. Her beloved brother gave her the highest posthumous honours, built the Gate of Octavia in her memory, declared her as a goddess and built temples for her. Octavia married Claudius Marcellus ROMAN EMPIRE 1601 in October 40 B.C. in Rome, Italy.3470 Claudius was born in Rome, Italy. Octavia next married Ruler Of Rome Mark Anthony III ROMAN EMPIRE in Rome, , Lazio, Italy. Mark was born in 83 B.C. in Rome, Italy, died in 30 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt at age 53, and was buried in Rome, Italy. The cause of his death was Suicide.

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Octavia Minor's Timeline

-69
-69
Nola, Naples, Italy
-42
-42
Age 26
Rome
-40
-40
Age 28
Rome, Roma, Italy
-39
August -39
Age 30
Rome, Italy
-36
January 31, -36
Age 33
Rome, Lazio, Italy
-11
-11
Age 57
Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy
-11
Age 57
Rome Italy
40
40
Age 58
Athens, Attica, Attica, Greece
1954
1954
Age 58
Rome, Italy
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Rome,,,Italy