Julia (wife of Sulla)
Julia, or possibly Ilia (c. 129 BC – c. 104 BC), was a Roman noblewoman who was the first wife of Sulla, later a Roman dictator. Little is known of her life and sources are confused as to whether her name was Julia or Ilia. If Julia is correct, she could have been a daughter of Lucius Julius Caesar II, and therefore a sister of future consul Lucius Julius Caesar III and Gaius Julius Caesar Strabo Vopiscus. Around 110 BC, while both were young, Julia married Sulla. A marital connection to the Julii Caesares may have served Sulla in his political life, as when he was chosen to serve under Gaius Marius in the Jugurthine War. Julia and Sulla had a daughter, Cornelia, who later was active in Roman society. Julia apparently died young, and Sulla married his second wife, Aelia.
- Keaveney, p. 8.
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