4. Daughter of Q. Caecilius Metellus Balearicus, consul in B. C. 123, was the wife of Ap. Claudius Pulcher, consul in 79, and the mother of Ap. Claudius Pulcher, consul in 54, and of P. Clodius Pulcher, tribune of the plebs in 58. (Cic. de Div.
1.2, 44, pro Rose. Am.
10, 50: in the former of the two latter passages she is erroneously called Nepotis filia
instead of Nepotis soror.
) Her brother was Q. Metellus Nepos, consul in 98, and we accordingly find his two sons, Metellus Celer and Metellus Nepos, called the fratres
(cousins) of her sons Ap. Claudius and P. Clodius. (Cic. Att. 4.3
, ad Fam.
5.3, pro Cael.
Cicero relates (de Div. ll. cc.
), that in consequence of a dream of Caecilia's in the Marsic war, the temple of Juno Sospita was restored.