Julia Maesa (165-224)

"Julia Maesa (7 May before 160 AD – c. 224 AD) was a member of the Severan dynasty of the Roman Empire who was the major power behind the throne in the reigns of her grandsons, Elagabalus and Severus Alexander, as Augusta of the Empire from 218 to her death. Born in Emesa, Syria (modern day Homs), Maesa was the daughter of the high priest of Emesa´s Temple of the Sun, and the elder sister of Roman empress Julia Domna.

Through her sister´s marriage, Maesa became sister-in-law to Septimius Severus and aunt of Caracalla and Geta, who all became emperors. She herself married fellow Syrian Julius Avitus, who was of consular rank. She bore him two daughters, Julia Soaemias and Julia Mamaea, who became mothers of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander respectively." - ( 30.10.2019)

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mother of Julia Soaemias (180-222)
sister of Julia Domna (170-217)
mother of Julia Avita Mamaea (180-235)
was born Homs


lived Rome
lived Homs

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Was depicted (Actor) Julia Maesa (165-224)
Was depicted (Actor) Pudicitia (Mythology)

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