Mucia (fl. 80 BCE)

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Mucia (fl. 80 bce)

Third wife of Pompey. Flourished around 80 bce; related to the Mucii Scaevolae and the Caecilii Metelli; became third wife of Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo also known as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus or Pompey the Great (106–48 bce, a Roman general and consul), in 80 bce (divorced around 63 bce); children: (sons) Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus Junior and Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius; (daughter) Pompeia. Pompey was also married to Antistia (daughter of Publius Antistius); Aemilia (d. around 81 bce); Julia (d. 54 bce); and Cornelia (c. 75-after 48 bce).

Soon after the death of his second wife Aemilia , the Roman general Pompey the Great married Mucia, a relative of Lucius Cornelius Sulla's most prominent supporters. Pompey was backing Sulla in a bitter struggle for power. Though the marriage was to be marked by ill feeling and infidelity and eventually terminated by divorce, it lasted 17 years, during which time Mucia gave birth to three surviving children: Pompey Junior, Sextus, and Pompeia (fl. 60 bce).

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