is the name of two daughters of praetor Gaius Julius Caesar
and Aurelia Cotta
, the parents of dictator Gaius Julius Caesar
. The sisters were born and raised in Rome.
The elder of the two is sometimes named Julia Major
Latin for the elder
) by historians (but not to be confused with Julia the Elder
, daughter of Emperor Augustus
). Likewise, the younger of the two sisters of Julius Caesar is sometimes named Julia Minor
Latin for the younger
) but not to be confused with Julia the Younger
, Augustus‘ first granddaughter.
First elder sister of Julius Caesar
The elder of the two sisters of Julius Caesar the dictator is only known from a passage in which the biographer Suetonius
mentions her two grandsons,Suetonius,
83. See also App. B. C.
iii. 22, 23. Lucius Pinarius
and Quintus Pedius
. If the two men were actually her sons, as has been conjectured,Friedrich Münzer, Aus dem Verwandtenkreise Caesars und Octavians,
, vol. 71, 1936, p. 222–230.Livy Ab Urbe condita
i. 7 Suet. Caes.
74; Schol. Bob. in Clod.
p. 337, Orelli. Nothing else is known about the life of the elder sister.