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(born 39 BCdied AD 14, Rhegium) Only child of Augustus. She wed Marcellus, who died in 23 BC, then Agrippa (21), Augustus's chief lieutenant. Their two eldest sons were adopted by Augustus (17) and became his heirs. When Agrippa died (12 BC), Augustus's second wife persuaded him to favour her sons (his stepsons), Tiberius and Drusus, as heirs. Augustus forced Tiberius to divorce his wife and marry Julia (11 BC). The unhappy Julia became promiscuous, and Tiberius went into self-imposed exile. When Augustus discovered Julia's behaviour, he banished her to an island off Campania (2 BC), then to Rhegium. On becoming emperor, Tiberius withheld her allowance, and she starved to death.
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