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Messalina (Valeria Messalina) (mĕsəlī´nə), d. AD 48, Roman empress, wife of Claudius I. She was the mother of his children, Britannicus and Octavia. Her reputation for greed and lust was supposedly unknown to her husband until, in Claudius' absence, she publicly married her lover Caius Silius. A political plot was apparently involved, and Claudius' secretary Narcissus informed the emperor. Messalina was killed.

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Messalina

Messalina (c.22–48 bc), Roman empress, third wife of Claudius. She became notorious in Rome for the murders she instigated and for her extramarital affairs, and was executed on Claudius' orders, after the disclosure of her secret marriage with one of his political opponents. Her name is used for the type of a licentious and scheming woman.

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