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Lineage

Luc. Cornelius Cinna
[ ? - 84 BCE]
  Gaius Julius Caesar Sr.
[ ? - 84 BCE]
= Aurelia            
|   _____ | _______            
|   |   |            
Cornelia
[ ? - 67 BCE]
= 1. Julius Caesar
[ 100 - 44 BCE]
  Julia I
[ ? - 51 BCE]
= Marcus Atius Balbus        
    |   |            
Pompey
[106 - 48 BCE]
= Julia II
[ ? - 54 BCE]
  Atia = Gaius Octavius
[ ? - 58 BCE ]
       
    _____ _ ______________ | ________________ _ __________    
    |           |    
Marc Antony
[ 82- 30 BCE ]
= Octavia
[ 69-11 BCE ]
  Tiberius
Claudius Nero

[ ? - 33 BCE ]
= Livia Drusilla
[ 58 BCE-29 CE ]
= 2. Octavian Augustus
[ 63 BCE-14 CE ]
= Scribonia
_____ | _____   _______ | ________   |    
|   |   |   |   |    
Antonia
(the elder)
  Antonia
(the younger)
= Drusus
Germanicus

[ 38-9 BCE ]
  3. Tiberius
[ 42 BCE- 37 CE ]
= Julia III
[ 39 BCE-14 CE ]
= Marcus Agrippa
[ 63 - 12 BCE ]
|   _____ | _______   ________ _ ____________________ | ____
|   |   |   |   |       |
|
|
  5. Claudius
[ 10 BCE-54 CE ]
  Germanicus
[15 BCE - 19 CE ]
=

Agrippina
(the elder)

[ 14 BCE - 33 CE ]

   Gaius Caesar
[ 20 BCE - 4 CE ]
  Lucius Aemilius
Paulus Lepidus
= Julia IV
|   ||   _______ | ________________ _ __________   |
|   ||   |   |   |   |
Gn. Domitius
Ahenobarbus

[ ? - 40 CE ]
=

Agrippina
(the younger)

[ 15 - 59 CE ]

  4. Gaius Caligula
[ 12 - 41 CE ]
  Drusilla = Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
  |                  
  |                  
6. Nero
[ 37 - 68 CE ]
=  Poppea Sabina
[ ? - 65 CE ]
           
                     

 

Key
  Ruler from Julian clan   Member of Claudian clan
  Other member of Julian clan   Lesser patrician spouse
  Key patrician ally of Caesars   Commoner ally of Caesars
= double line > married        single line > descendents
1. numeral preceding name = order of succession
 Nero  Click on highlighted name for biographical sketch.

Genealogical Note

The table above presents a simplified graphic reconstruction of the marital & parental links between the more politically important members of the Caesar clan & their spouses for the nine generations that spanned the 170 years from the birth of Julius Caesar to the death of Nero. The limited viewing area prevents inclusion of other siblings, spouses & children who figured less prominently in the family drama & political intrigues of the first imperial rulers of Rome. This table & the linked biographical notes are designed to clarify the complicated & often confusing pattern of inter-relationship of the persons who molded the destiny of the Roman world into which Jesus was born & out of which Christianity emerged.

 

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