2. With the epithet TERTIA, was the daughter of Q. Mucius Scaevola, the augur, consul in B. C. 95.
She was a cousin (soror
) of Q. Metellus Celer, consul in B. C. 60, and of Q. Metellus Nepos, consul III B. C. 57. Mucia married Cn. Pompey, by whom sne had two sons, Cneius and Sextus, and a daughter, Pompeia.
She was divorced by Pompey just before his return from the Mithridatic war in B. C. 62. Mucia next married M. Aemilius Scaurns, a stepson of the dictator Sulla. In B. C. 39, Mucia, at the earnest request of the Roman people, went to Sicily to mediate between her son Sex. Pompey and Augustus.
She was living at the time of the battle of Actium, B. C. 31. Augustus treated her with great respect. (Ascon. in Scaur.
p. 19, Orelli ; Cic. ad Fam. 5.2, ad Att.
1.12; D. C. 37.49
; Appian. B. C. 5.69, 72; Suet. Jul. 50
; Plut. Pomp. 42
; Zonar. 10.5
; Hieron. in Jovin.
1.48.) Whether the Mucia mentioned by Valerius Maximus (9.1.8) bo the same person is uncertain.