Official Name: LIVIA DRUSILLA
Birthdate: January 30, 59 or 58 BCE.
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 58.2)
Reign: Livia married Octavian, who would go on to become emperor Augustus, in a ceremony in 38 BCE. After his death in 14 CE, she was granted the honorary title “augusta” and inherited one-third of his estate.
(Tacitus, Annals, 5.1) (Suetonius, Life of Augustus, 101)
Tiberius Claudius Nero (43 BCE – 38 BCE)
(Tacitus, Annals, 5.1)
Augustus (38 BCE – 14 AD)
(Tacitus, Annals, 5.1) (Cassius Dio, Roman History, 48.44)
Tiberius (son by Tiberius Claudius Nero)
(Velleius Paterculus, Roman History, 2.75)
Drusus the Elder (son by Tiberius Claudius Nero)
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 48.44) (Suetonius, Life of Claudius, 1)
Death: Livia died of natural causes on September 28, 29 CE. She lived to be 86 years old.
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 58.2) (Suetonius, Life of Tiberius, 51)
Head of Livia in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, January 2020
Statue of Livia as a priestess, from Herculaneum Theatre, in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, October 12th 2018
Statue of Livia as Ceres, Copenhagen Glyptotek, Copenhagen, September 18th 2019
(Tacitus, Annals, 1.3) (Cassius Dio, Roman History, 58.2)
(Tacitus Annals 1.5-6) (Cassius Dio, Roman History, 53.33 & 56.30)
(Suetonius, Life of Claudius, 11)
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