Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Clodia
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(Clodia, also Clodia Metelli; Greek Κλωδία/Klōdía)

A. Historical dimension

C. was born into the Roman patrician gens Claudii around 94 BC, the second daughter of the consul Appius Claudius Pulcher and elder sister of Publius Clodius Pulcher (people's tribune 59–52 BC) [24.]. After her marriage to the influential Quintus Metellus Celer, her cousin on her mother's side, she became the most notorious woman in Rome. Her supposed infidelities and her debauched way of life were the stuff of gossip across the city [24.36]. As a person in the public eye whose family connections b…

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Gräßner, Claudia Anna, “Clodia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004606>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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