People - Ancient Rome: Poppaea Sabina
Poppaea Sabina was a Roman Empress as the second wife of the Emperor Nero.
Poppaea Sabina in Roman Biography
Poppae'a (pop-pee'a) Sa-bi'na, a Roman empress,
the wife of Nero, was more remarkable for beauty than
modesty. Died in 65 A.D.
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Poppaea Sabina in Wikipedia
Poppaea Sabina (after AD 63 known as Poppaea Augusta Sabina) (30-65) and sometimes referred to as Poppaea Sabina the Younger to
differentiate her from her mother of the same name, was a Roman Empress as the second wife of the Emperor Nero. Prior to this she was
the wife of the future Emperor Otho. The historians of antiquity describe her as a beautiful woman who used intrigues to become
Sabīna, Poppaea in Harpers Dictionary
A woman of surpassing beauty, but licentious morals. She was
the daughter of T. Ollius, but assumed the name of her
maternal grandfather, Poppaeus Sabinus, who had been consul
A.D. 9. She was first married to Rufius Crispinus, and
afterwards to Otho, who was one of the boon companions of
Nero. The latter soon became enamoured of her; and in order to
get Otho out of the way, Nero sent him to govern the province
of Lusitania (A.D. 58). Poppaea now became the acknowledged
mistress of Nero, over whom she exercised absolute sway.
Anxious to become the wife of the emperor, she persuaded Nero
first to murder his mother Agrippina (A.D. 59), who was
opposed to such a disgraceful union, and next to divorce and
shortly afterwards put to death his innocent and virtuous wife
Octavia (A.D. 62). She then became the wife of Nero. In 65
Poppaea, being pregnant, was killed by a kick from her brutal
husband (Suet. Nero, 35).
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