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Augustus had two sisters by the same name?

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I was reading in an incyclopedia that Augustus had two sisters called Octavia. One by Asha and the other by Augustus's father's first wife. Does anyone know anything about this?

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The father of Augustus (Gaius Octavius) had a daughter (Octavia Maior) by his first wife (Ancharia). His second wife (Atia) was the mother of both Augustus and Octavia Minor. (Suetonius, The Life of Augustus, Chapters 3 and 4.)

 

-- Nephele

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