Annia Galeria, daughter of Annius Verus, prefect of Rome. She
married Antoninus Pius before his adoption by Hadrian, and died in the third year of her
husband's reign, thirtysix years of age (A.D. 141). She was notorious for her licentiousness,
yet her husband appeared blind to her frailties, and after her death even accorded unto her
divine honours. Her effigy appears on a large
Faustina as Mater Castrorum.
number of medals (Dio Cass. xvii. 30; Capitol. Anton. P.
Annia, or the Younger, daughter of the preceding, married her
cousin Marcus Aurelius, and died A.D. 176, in a village of Cappadocia, at the foot of Mount
Taurus, on her husband's return from Syria. She is represented by Dio Cassius and Capitolinus
as even more profligate in her conduct than her mother; and yet Marcus, in his
(i. 17), extols her obedience, simplicity, and affection. Her
daughter Lucilla married Lucius Verus, whom Marcus Aurelius associated
with him in the Empire, and her son Commodus succeeded his father as emperor (Capitol.
6, 19, 26).