Drusilla, the daughter of the emperor Caius (Caligula) by his wife Caesonia.
She was born, according to Suetonius (Caligula,
25), on the day of her mother's marriage, or, according to Dio (59.29), thirty days afterwards. On the day of her birth, she was carried by her father round the temples of all the goddesses, and placed upon the knee of Minerva, to whose patronage he commended her maintenance and education. Josephus (J. AJ 19.2
) relates, that Caligula pronounced it to be a doubtful question whether he or Jupiter had the greater share in her paternity.
She gave early proof of her legitimacy by the ferocity and cruelty of her disposition, for, while yet an infant, she would tear with her little nails the eves and faces of the children who played with her On the day that her father was assassinated, she was killed by being dashed against a wall, A. D. 41, when she was about two years old