Fabia Orestilla

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Fabia Orestilla was the great-granddaughter of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius and the wife of subsequent emperor Gordian I.[1] She married him probably in 192 and had two sons and a daughter.[1] Orestilla is only mentioned in the Augustan History.

Modern historians do not believe that Orestilla was the wife of emperor Gordian I and dismiss this name and her information as false, as they believe his wife was the granddaughter of Greek Sophist, consul and tutor Herodes Atticus.


  1. ^ a b Krawczuk, Aleksander. Poczet cesarzowych Rzymu. Warszawa: Iskry. ISBN 83-244-0021-4.