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or Soaemias, Iulia. The daughter of Iulia Maesa, and mother of Elagabalus, became the chosen counsellor of her son, and encouraged and shared his follies and enormities. She took a seat in the Roman Senate, into which a woman then for the first time entered, and also established a sort of Senate of Women in which she presided and promulgated edicts for regulating all matters connected with the morals, etiquette, and dress of Roman ladies. She was slain by the Praetorians on the 11th of March, A.D. 222 (Lamprid. Elagab. 2; Dio Cass. lxxviii. 30, 38).

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