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Octavia Major

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Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Death: Died in Rome, Italy
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Daughter of Gaius Octavius, IV and Ancharia
Wife of Sextus Appuleius and <private>
Mother of Sextus Appuleius, consul 29 BC; <private> and <private>
Half sister of Octavia Minor

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Octavia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Octavia (69 - 11 B.C.) was the sister of Augustus Caesar and wife of Claudius Marcellus (three children)), then of Mark Antony (two daughters).

Octavia's second daughter by Marcellus married Agrippa . Their son married Julia ,Augustus Caesar 's daughter, and Caligula was that couple's grandson on his mother's side (his father being Germanicus , brother of Claudius ).

When Antony announced he was married to Cleopatra VII of Egypt and that her son Caesarion was the legitimate heir of Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar therefore a usurper, Augustus ordered his sister to leave Antony's house and return to his. Octavia was a remarkable woman who reared several of Antony's children by his other wives.

Octavia stands out as a virtuous woman in a time when every restraint was relaxed. No evil deeds about her were ever even hinted by anybody. After she was abandoned by Mark Antony, Octavia bore her rejection silently, lived quietly in Antony's house at Rome, and brought up faithfully his children by Fulvia and the two daughters that she herself had given him. Later, Octavia, after the death of Antony and Cleopatra, reared the children of Antony and Cleopatra as if they were her own.


Octiavia stands out as a virtuous woman in a time when every restraint was relaxed. No evil deeds about her were ever even hinted by anybody. after she was abandoned by Mark Antony, Octavia bore her rejection silently, lived quietly in Antony's house at Rome, and brought up faithfully his children by Fulvia and the two daughters that she herself had given him. Later, Octivia, after the death of Antony and Cleopatra, reared the children of Antony and Cleopatra as if they were her own.

Octavia the Elder

Octavia the Elder (lived 1st century BC), also known as Octavia Major or Octavia Maior (Maior is Latin for the Elder) was the daughter of the Roman governor and senator Gaius Octavius by his first wife, Ancharia. She was also an elder half-sister to Octavia the Younger and Roman Emperor Augustus.[1] Little is known of her life. Plutarch only knows one daughter Octavia of Gaius Octavius and confuses Octavia the Elder with Octavia the Younger.

Marriage and Descendants

Octavia the Elder was married to Sextus Appuleius (I). They had one son, who was also named Sextus Appuleius (II) and was ordinary consul in 29 BC with his half-uncle, Augustus. Through her son, Sextus Appuleius (II), she had a grandson named Sextus Appuleius (III). Octavia the Elder's last known descendants were her great-grandson, also named Sextus Appuleius (IV), through her grandson and Fabia Numantina, and her great-granddaughter Appuleia Varilla, mothered by Claudia Marcella Major, her half-niece.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_the_Elder

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