The wife of Caesar1
was Cornelia, the daughter of the Cinna who had once held the sole power at Rome,2
and when Sulla became master of affairs,3
he could not, either by promises or threats, induce Caesar to put her away, and therefore confiscated her dowry. Now, the reason for Caesar's hatred of Sulla was Caesar's relationship to Marius. For Julia, a sister of Caesar's father, was the wife of Marius the Elder, and the mother of Marius the Younger, who was therefore Caesar's cousin.