Fulvia was the daughter of Marcus Fulvius Bambalio and Sempronia. She married Publius Clodius Pulcher around 62 BCE and had two children by him, a son and a daughter. Unlike many Roman wives of the time, she may have accompanied him on most of his travels. The first we know of her in the historical record comes with her husband’s death in 52 BCE, when she publically mourned over his body, causing a riot due to his popularity. Her second marriage was to Gaius Scribonius Curio. He died not three years later, while fighting for Julius Caesar in Africa.
Her third marriage is the most famous, to Marc Antony. This is where claims about her political activity and her dominating personality mostly come from. She was certainly politically active, accompanying Antony to the military camps at times and at other times staying in Rome to drum up political support for her husband and herself. As for her personality, Plutarch claims that she dominated her husband as “she wished to rule a ruler and command a commander.” How much of this is true is uncertain. Some of it certainly was, but how much? It certainly made her a convenient target for both Octavian and her husband after the Perusine War. Since she fled to Greece and died there shortly after said war, she couldn’t argue when the pair of them blamed the entire mess on her. Her son by Antony, Iulius Antonius, would be raised by Octavian’s sister, Octavia Minor.
Plutarch, Life of Antony - Lacus Curtius
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