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CW: Talk of miscarriages. 

Flavia Juliana

31| 15th February 43CE | Imperial | Matrona | Bi-curious | Canon | Vittoria Puccini


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Gone is the young woman who constantly sought out the approval of her Father. The terror of the purges brought out a strength in her, while she suffers from the trauma endured and struggles to remember the exact events. She learned that she is resilient, determined, and ultimately a survivor. Juliana at one time was unable to bond with her father, she and her sisters were a sign of his lack of an ability to produce a male heir. Finding each other in Africa was a blessing in disguise. The pair appreciated each other. All the petty worries of the past were forgotten when the Gods had decided to give them a second chance. 

Part of the aftereffects of the trauma she experienced has left her with recurrent nightmares, difficulties in large crowds, and there are times when she does not know whether what she experienced in Africa was real or if it was a dream. It is not something she speaks of to others. Instead considering herself fortunate to still be alive after the pain she has brought. She has committed murder, something she doesn't like but accepts there is always a possibility of having to do so again. 

Juliana idolises her previous political marriage to Decimus, and still retains a strong bond with both children she fled to Africa with. One could say she loved him more when he died than when he was alive. Her thoughts towards her Pater's best friend, Lucius and former husband remain friendly although they were neither close nor passionately in love. She was determined to remain a widow. Unfortunately the political nature of Rome needed she would be bartered in gratitude for the loyalty expressed during the conflict. Her previous husband Lucius had died and she wept for him. Not due to any love or affection, but another corpse of people she knew added to the pile. She maintains a friendship with all her surviving stepchildren. 

Again, her womb had cursed her with another stillborn child. With no issue being a regular occurrence throughout her marriages, her fears were confirmed and a friend recommended that she sacrifice to Juno. She did and was greeted with the news of a child. She gave birth to her first son and only son, much to the joy of both her and her husband Quintus. Later, two daughters followed. 

Her relationship with her mother remains strong. Her relationship with her stepmother is good. The relationship that improved the most is the one she has with her father. She understands Greek, Latin, and Aegyptian from a childhood friend. 

She feels incredible uncomfortable in the city. The memory of the purge still haunts her ten years later, which of them tore her sisters apart? Who rejoiced at their suffering? While she often comes to the city as she is obligated to do so, she prefers a quieter life outside Rome and loves the peace of her extensive gardens at her husband's villa. 



Juliana stands at 5'7ft tall. Her skin in pale from time she has avoided spending time in the son, her skin does have a few moles. Her hair is a dirty blonde, that she occasionally dyes with saffron to improve the colour of it. Since it is neither blonde nor brunette. Her body is slender, but the feminine curves and a thickness around her hips from pregnancy, and childbirth. She has large grey blue eyes.

Her clothing style has changed little over the years. Juliana wears simple clothing made of fine fabrics at home. When she leaves the home her clothing is modest, a palla draped around her head and hair. The clothing she does wear tends to be of paler colours and it's always clean. A chiton is worn, along with a palla that is either draped around her shoulders or so that it covered her hair.


When she is around the home her clothing is simple, of fine quality and without the adornment of jewels. Her hair is often loose. A peplos of various colours is worn.


There are times when it calls for her to dress considerably better. She wears ornate hairstyles, with gold and jewels in her hear. Cosmetics to highlight her natural beauty and to lighten her already pale skin. A palla is draped around her dress, and occasionally the unflattering stola is worn over the top to depict her as being a married woman. 



Father: Jullus Flavius Alexander

Mother: Laelia Serginilla 



- Flavia Alexandra Major (deceased)
- Flavia Alexandra Minor (deceased)


Lucius Flavius Alexander
Publius Flavius Alexander
Cneaus Flavius Alexander

Spouse: Quintus Caecina Tuscus

Stillborn (with Decimus)
Quintus Caecina Tuscus Minor (all children below with Quintus Caecina Tusca)
Caecina Tusca Minor
Caecina Laelia


Stepchildren (Decimus Junius Silanus)
Lucius Junius Silanus
Marcus Junius Silanus

Stepchildren (Lucius Furius Bibaculus) 
Lucius Furius Bibaculus Minor [30 years, eldest son]
Marcus Furius Bibaculus [24 years, younger son]
Marcus Furius Bibaculus Minor [19 years, youngest son]

Extended family.

  • Flavi-Alexandrae clan
  • Corneli-Scipii
  • Numerous branches and connections of families associated with her own or those she married into. 



Born in 43AD, Juliana was born to Jullus Flavius Alexander and to Laelia Serginilla. The first born daughter, healthy yet not the important son that was desired. She idolised her father as a distant figure who was constantly off fighting barbarians to protect Rome from the wicked barbarian. From an early age she wanted to be the best daughter she could for him, always wanting to do anything to please him and desired her approval. She never felt she received it from him, until much later when they near enough lost everyone and their world had been shattered. The next year was largely uneventful for her. 

In 45AD, her sister Flavia Alexandra Major was born. Juliana felt mixed emotions towards her little sister, already she had become jealous of her and could sense her father's disappointment in yet another female child. Although was still too young to understand why that was the case. The next few years are mostly uneventful other that her growing from a toddler to a young child. 

48AD Her education begins. She begins to learn Greek and Latin, how to weave, how to manage household expenses and slaves, how to behave in polite society and always aims to please her distant father. None of her efforts or news of them seem to reach his approval. By chance Juliana met the girl who would become her best friend before they were parted in their later lives. Through her she learned how to speak Aegyptian although rarely has any opportunity to speak it in her current time. As child she remembered running to her father to tell him something, and being dismissed by him. She spends time with her mother's family, although especially loved looking at gardens with her grandmother, Annthea and that was something that helped her later in life. The next year is mostly uneventful for her. 

50AD, her sister Flavia Alexandra Minor was born. Again, to the disappointment of her father and resulting in Juliana feeling pushed aside by her mother. Despite these feelings, Juliana wants to try to be a good elder sister to her younger sisters and unfortunately comes across to them as being overbearing. 

51AD - 57AD Continues to grow from a girl to a young woman, yet does not begin to menstruate until much later and disappoints her father yet again. During this time she continues to grow and to boss around her younger siblings. During these years her mother shields her from hearing about politics and the dangers, instead she was devoted to teaching her daughters how to be proper Roman noblewomen and encouraged them to obey their father.

58 AD -- Father returns Rome. Juliana still craves his attention and approval, although does not find it and instead tries to show him that she is the best daughter she possibly could be. During the middle of the year she becomes eligible for marriage as blood begins to flow and it allows a marriage to be made. She dreams of marrying a handsome up and comer, someone she could grow with and become the best of friends. Where she could marry once instead of the series of marriages that many Roman noblewomen would go through throughout their lives. 

59 AD -- Father divorces mother, Juliana remains at the family home and continues to send messages to her mother. Despite the lack of male issue and her mother understanding why. Juliana blamed herself and her sisters for the divorce. In March, the marriage to Lucius is arranged and preparations have been made for her to move to Britannia. She would rather stay in Rome with her family and what she believed was civilisation. The marriage was friendly and they were on relatively good terms. Although no passionate love nor children born to the pair of them. Her father's best friend would often treat her as the daughter of his best friend rather than his wife. 

Late 59 AD -- Meets Decimus Varius and begins to have an affair. The affair with Varius is passionate, intense and incredibly confusing for her. Amicable divorce with Lucius for political reasons, she continues to spend time with her stepchildren when she can see them and found herself becoming close to his eldest son. She remains in Britannia for a time. 

Early 60 AD -- Is threatened by the family to comply and behave through the use of a masked man. Juliana was unaware how they managed to discover how they found out and became quieter in all her dealings. Many of her journals from this period have been burned. At this time she believed her lover has been killed. Discovers that Decimus Varius is in fact alive and is forced to become more discreet. Later on, Decimus Varius is murdered with her having a hand in the murder. It was the last time she takes a male lover. Marries Decimus Junius Silanus for a political alliance between their two families. 

60 AD - Father marries Caecila Metella, a young woman close to her age and she has conflicting feelings about it. Through letters her mother tells her not to worry and to be a good daughter to her father. Later in the year she is greeted with her first half-brother and again feels torn by the news. She discovers to her disappointment that she is still not yet pregnant. 

Sept 60 AD -- Death of her aunt, Lucilla Augusta and later on the Caesars are murdered. She finds herself worried about what will occur. Juliana fears the advancement of the British tribes, and increasingly grows worried about them. 

60AD --- Birth of Lucius, her paternal half-brother who has been named in the honour of his aunt, Lucilla. 

61AD --- Death of Decimus Junius Silanus by the hand of a treacherous slave, only to be killed later by Lucius Junius Silanus. The death of her husband in such a way causes her to bond more with his sons, idolise the man, and he gave her a parting gift. She was pregnant. They were to travel back to Rome but stopped in Gaul first, before she made her way back to what she believed was peace and safety. 

62AD -- Is rescued by Mesalla, takes the sons of Decimus Junius Silanus, Marcus and Lucius with her in order to reach safety. Juliana was scared that she would not make it to the East to meet with her uncles and goes towards Africa instead to reach her father. She had been residing at the domus of her former husband, where she witnessed several members of the family pass away and feared for the safety of Junia Silana. A couple of faithful slaves of the family lead her to the docks. Suffers a miscarriage on the boat on the journey there, along with the death of the slaves on the boat and holds her stillborn male child. At first, she did not realise that he had passed away and would praise him for never crying. The perfect little soldier. When she arrives there she does not know whether she would be safe or not. She speaks to a woman and believes she spent time with her. Finally, she reached the safety of Pompeius Magnus who offers her safety, and gratefully accepts the offer. Out of kindness, he organises a funeral for Decimus Junius Silanus Postumus, and allows her and the children to remain with him for safety. Later on, she discovers that Caecilia, Lucius and Titus Minor survived. Although her two little sisters had been lost. 

At first, it took time before she was able to see each other and they held each other close during their reunion. It brought about a more positive relationship with her father and the pair have been closer than they were previously. Little incidents and problems no longer seemed to matter. 

62/63AD -- Returns to Rome, and was originally wary about the boys returning home having become protective of them during their time in Africa. Once she realised that it was safe for them to return home. she did so, and both boys were frequent visits to the Domus Augustorum. For a long time she remains unmarried and wary about being back in Rome, she devotes her time to assisting members of her family with the changes they have experienced. Her villa and door is always open to the now numerous members of her family. 

64AD --- Birth of Publius, her paternal half-brother. Publius' birth was marked with greater celebration for her rather than the jealousy she felt in the past. The improved relationship between her and her father is clear. 

66AD -- Birth of Cneaus, her paternal half-brother.

66AD--- About midway through the year she marries Quintus Caecina Tuscus, a respected general of her uncle and one of his supporters. Initially she protests the union, wishing to remain as a widow and finally relents. The marriage to him is good with Tuscus fussing over his younger spouse. It does not take long before they are greeted by the news of pregnancy.

66AD--- Later in the year, Juliana gives birth to a stillborn child to Tuscus and is disappointed in her ability to conceive a child. She begins to feel as though she is now barren and is haunted by the memories of her previous miscarriage. Sinks into a depression, her husband bought her a kitten in an attempt to cheer her up and boost her spirits. A friend recommends a sacrifice to Juno. She regularly visits the temple in hopes of being able to conceive a much desired son. 

67AD--- Her visits to the temple continue during the early parts of the year. Late in the year the birth of Quintus Caecina Tuscus Minor takes place. Since then Juliana has whole heartedly believed in the power of the goddess and has gained a wariness towards the foreign Gods and beliefs that have been trickling into Rome. She spends the majority of the time in her husband's villa north of Rome and resides here. The next two years she works on improving the villa and regularly writes to other members of her family.

69AD Juliana continues to work on the villa, spending time with her child and stepchildren, and donating funds to the temple of Juno. Essentially, living the quiet life away from Rome. 

70 to mid-71AD--- Birth of twin girls, Caecina Tusca & Caecina Laelia. Takes time to heal from the birth and was warned about the danger of having more children. Given her belief that she was unable to conceive she has silently decide to use Silphium in order to prevent any further children being born. Her recovery takes a long time with Juliana choosing not to take part in public life until she has healed. 

late 71-72AD -- Juliana begins to socialise once more and begins to rejoin polite society in Rome. Spending time with her family, although never truly becomes a social butterfly and instead prefers the company of her close family members and her gardens to the many parties of Rome. 

73- 4AD--- current time



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