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Headword: Ἰουλία Αὐγούστα
Adler number: iota,439
Translated headword: Julia Augusta
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Wife of the emperor [Septimius] Severus,[1] to whom Plautian[2] did many horrible disservices; for he hated her very much and slandered her to Severus, holding inquiries hostile to her and torture-sessions aimed at well-born women. Her response to this was to take up philosophy and spend her time with sophists.
Greek Original:
Ἰουλία Αὐγούστα, τοῦ Σεβήρου γαμετὴ τοῦ βασιλέως, ἣν ὁ Πλαυτιανὸς πολλὰ καὶ δεινὰ κακὰ εἰργάσατο: πάνυ γὰρ αὐτῇ ἤχθετο καὶ σφόδρα αὐτὴν πρὸς τὸν Σεβῆρον διέβαλλεν, ἐξετάσεις τε κατ' αὐτῆς καὶ βασάνους κατ' εὐγενῶν γυναικῶν ποιούμενος. καὶ ἡ μὲν αὐτή τε φιλοσοφεῖν διὰ ταῦτα ἤρξατο καὶ σοφισταῖς συνημέρευεν.
Notes:
a.k.a Julia Domna; see OCD(4) s.v. Iulia Domna. The present material comes from Cassius Dio 75.15.6-7.
[1] Reigned AD 193-211.
[2] C.Fulvius Plautianus, Severus' all-powerful praetorian prefect until his murder in 205.
Keywords: biography; ethics; historiography; history; law; philosophy; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 November 2002@08:26:39.
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