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a great favourite of Livia, the mother of the emperor Tiberius. The empress had raised Urgulania above the laws, says Tacitus, who gives two instances of her arrogance. When cited by L. Piso, to whom she owed a sum of money, to appear before the praetor, she refused to obey the summons; and on another occasion she would not appear in the senate to give evidence in a case, and a praetor had to be sent to examine her in her own house. She was the grandmother of Plautius Silvanus, to whom she sent a dagger when it was evident that he would be condemned to death on account of the murder of his wife in A. D. 24. (Tac. Ann. 2.34, 4.21, 22.)

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