Julia Drusilla Daughter Of Caligula PDF Download

Julia Drusilla  Daughter of Caligula  PDF
Author: Frederic P. Miller
ISBN: 9786131710001
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Category : History
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Julia Drusilla Daughter Of Caligula Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Julia Drusilla (39-41) was the only child and daughter of Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula) and his fourth and last wife Caesonia. Named after her late aunt and her father's favorite sister, Drusilla, Julia was born not long after Caligula married Caesonia (some sources have her being born on the same day as the marriage). Caesonia already had 3 daughters from her first marriage. When Drusilla was born, Caligula took her to a temple that housed statues of goddesses and placed her on the lap of Minerva, instructing the goddess to nurse and train his new daughter. Soon after her birth, Caligula set up donation boxes around Rome marked Julia's Drink or Julia's Food. According to the ancient historian Suetonius, Caligula believed that Minerva would supervise his daughter's growth and education. Suetonius further claims that when playing with other children, she would attack them and try to claw out their eyes. This violence caused Caligula to state proudly that there was no disputing the girl's paternity. She was definitely his child.