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2. Lollia Paullina, the granddaughter of M. Lollius [LOLLIUS No. 5], and heiress of his immense wealth, the spoil of the provinces. (Plin. Nat. 9.35. s. 58.) Pliny describes the jewels which she wore in her hair, round her neck, arms and fingers, as worth forty millions of sesterces. She was married to C. Memmius Regulus; but on the report of her grandmother's beauty, the emperor Caligula sent for her, divorced her from her husband, and married her, but soon divorced her again. (Suet. Calig. 25; D. C. 59.12.) After Claudius had put to death his wife Messalina, Lollia was one of the candidates for the vacancy ; but her more successful rival, Agrippina, easily obtained from Claudius a sentence of banishment against her, and then sent a tribune to murder her. (Tac. Ann. 12.1; Suet. Cl. 26; Dion Cass. 60.32.) A sepulchre to her honour was not erected till the reign of the emperor Nero. (Tac. Ann. 14.12.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 9.35
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