Talk:Avidius Cassius

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Why if Avidius Cassius is said to be a descendant of Augustus in Augustus's article there is no sign of it? Well,about Volusia laodice Are rootsweb informations true? Because if you go on rootsweb you Will see that after an high number of generations all european aristocracy is linked to augustus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.247.220.247 (talk) 21:26, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

  • Gaius Avidius Cassius was the son of Julia Cassia Alexandria, whose great-grandmother on her father's side was Junia Lepida. Lepida's grandmother on her mother's side was Julia the Younger, the first granddaughter of the emperor Caesar Augustus. So even though the Julio-Claudian dynasty was long since extinct, especially in the line of Agrippina the Elder, the lineage of Augustus lived on through the line of Julia the Younger, which is ironic since no one on her side of the family ever gained the throne. The point is that Avidius Cassius was a direct descendant of Augustus through his mother, which arguably meant that this so-called usurper actually had a legitimate claim to the empire that his ancestors created. 2601:18D:101:23EA:3174:FBC1:12BA:856D (talk) 11:57, 6 October 2015 (UTC)