Livia Drusilla, the wife of the emperor Augustus, born in 56 or 54 B. C, died in A. D. 29. She was the daughter of Livius Drusus, and was married first to Tiberius Claudius Nero, who, having fought against Octavius in the Perusinian war, was afterward compelled to divorce his beautiful wife in favor of the victorious triumvir. She had already borne her husband the future emperor Tiberius, and a few months after her second marriage she bore another son, Drusus. She retained the affections of the emperor, by whom she had no children, till his death, owing to her fidelity, fascinating manners, and indulgence of conjugal derelictions on his part. She was skilled in the arts of dissimulation, and stands accused of having caused by foul means the deaths of various persons of the family of her husband who stood in the way of the succession of her own children. She was even suspected of having hastened by poison the death of Augustus himself. On the accession of Tiberius, when she believed she had finally attained the aim of her desires, imperial sway, she soon learned that she had misunderstood the disposition of her son, whose jealousy removed her from the court, and whose hatred was manifested even after her death.