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Helvia
(195 words)

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[1] Mother of Cicero

Mother of Cicero, never mentioned by him, described by his brother as a painstaking housewife (Cic. Fam. 16,26,2), led a blameless life (Plut. Cicero 1,1).

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[2] Wife of Seneca the Elder, 1st cent. AD

Wife of Seneca the Elder whom she lost in AD 40 (Sen. Dial. 12,2,4; 19,4).  Seneca the Younger, one …

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Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Helvia”, 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 21 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e507430>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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