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Julia Flavia

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Name  Julia Flavia
Cousins  Trajan, Ulpia Marciana
Parents  Marcia Furnilla, Titus

Died  91 AD
Role  Titus' daughter
Uncles  Domitian
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Grandparents  Vespasian, Domitilla the Elder, Quintus Marcius Barea Sura
Similar People  Titus, Marcia Furnilla, Domitian, Arrecina Tertulla, Vespasian

Julia Flavia (13 September 64 – 91) was the daughter and only child to Emperor Titus from his second marriage to the well-connected Marcia Furnilla. Her parents divorced when Julia was an infant, due to her mother's family being connected to the opponents of Roman Emperor Nero. In 65, after the failure of the Pisonian conspiracy, the family of Marcia Furnilla was disfavored by Nero. Julia's father, Titus considered that he didn't want to be connected with any potential plotters and ended his marriage to Marcia Furnilla. Julia was raised by her father. Julia had been born in Rome and Titus conquered Jerusalem on Julia's sixth birthday.

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When growing up, Titus offered her in marriage to his brother Domitian, but he refused because of his infatuation with Domitia Longina. Later she married her second paternal cousin Titus Flavius Sabinus, brother to consul Titus Flavius Clemens, who married her first cousin Flavia Domitilla. By then Domitian had seduced her.

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When her father and husband died, in the words of Dio, Domitian:

Julia Flavia The back of one of the most famous portrait busts in the world"lived with [her] as husband with wife, making little effort at concealment. Then upon the demands of the people he became reconciled with Domitia, but continued his relations with Julia nonetheless." Julia Flavia Die besten 10 Julia e flavia Ideen auf Pinterest Blog flavia

Juvenal condemns this liaison as follows:

Julia Flavia Head of Julia Titi Bread Circuses"Such a man was that adulterer [i.e. Domitian] who, after lately defiling himself by a union of the tragic style, revived the stern laws that were to be a terror to all men – ay, even to Mars and Venus – just as Julia was relieving her fertile womb and giving birth to abortions that displayed the likeness of her uncle." Julia Flavia Julia Titi RomanCoinShopcom

Becoming pregnant, Julia died of what was rumored (though unlikely) to be a forced abortion. Julia was deified and her ashes were later mixed and smoked with Domitian's by an old nurse secretly in the Temple of the Flavians.

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References

Julia Flavia Wikipedia


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