Wife of Octavianus, afterwards the emperor Augustus, had been married twice before. By one
of her former husbands, P. Scipio, she had two children—P. Scipio, who was consul in
B.C. 16, and a daughter, Cornelia, who was married to Paulus Aemilius Lepidus, censor in B.C.
22. Scribonia was the sister of L. Scribonius Libo, who was the father-in-law of Sex. Pompey.
Augustus married her in B.C. 40, on the advice of Maecenas, because he was then afraid that
Sex. Pompey would form an alliance with Antony to crush him; but having renewed his alliance
with Antony, Octavian divorced her in the following year (B.C. 39), on the very day on which
she had borne him a daughter, Iulia, in order to marry Livia. Scribonia long survived her
separation from Octavian. In A.D. 2 she accompanied, of her own accord, her daughter Iulia
into exile to the island of Pandataria.