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a freedwoman of Julia, the daughter of Augustus, having been privy to the adulteries of her mistress, hung herself when the crimes of the latter were detected; whereupon Augustus declared that he would rather have been the father of Phoebe than of his own daughter. (Suet. Aug. 65 ; Dio Cass. lv. 10.)

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