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Cornelia

[kawr-neel-yuh] /kɔrˈnil yə/
noun
1.
flourished 2nd century b.c, Roman matron: mother of Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus.
2.
flourished 1st century b.c, first wife of Julius Caesar 83–67?.
Compare Calpurnia, Pompeia.
3.
a female given name.
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highly cultured mother of the late 2nd-century BC Roman reformers Tiberius and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus.

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