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Cornelia
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I. Republican period

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[I 1] Mother of the Gracchi

Younger daughter of P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Aemilia Tertia, b. c. 190 BC; c. 176/5 she married Tiberius  Sempronius Gracchus. Of her 12 children only three survived early childhood: Tiberius, Gaius and Sempronia.

C. is known as ‘Mother of the Gracchi’ (CIL VI 31610), with whose politics she was already associated in antiquity [1. 108-120; 127; 2. 48-89]. In a partly popular, partly elite tradition, the source…

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Stegmann, Helena (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Cornelia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e305160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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