The second wife of Cicero the orator, whom he married in B.C. 46, when he was sixty years
of age and she quite young. The marriage caused great scandal, as it was generally believed
that Cicero was simply in love with her fortune. The marriage proved unhappy, and Publilia was
divorced by her husband in B.C. 45 (Ad Att.
xii. 32; Dio Cass. xlvi. 18). See