Claudia Octavia (also Octavia Neronis, Latin CLAVDIA OCTAVIA) was born about 42-40 AD, married Nero in 53, and was divorced and banished by him in 62. According to Suetonius, she was later executed on demand of Nero's second wife Poppaea. While this may have happened, Suetonius's details of this execution are clearly fictional.
"Octavia's banishment became so unpopular that the citizens of Rome protested loudly, openly parading through the streets with statues of Octavia decked with flowers and calling for her return. Nero (badly frightened) nearly agreed to remarry Octavia, but Poppaea intervened and forced him instead to sign Octavia's death warrant."
"She's still alive!" - said loud a soldier.
Then they cut off her head to send it to Sabina. But they believed that even so the goddess Octavia could return to life, so they cut her body in pieces, and burned them till ashes.
Nero had nightmares with Octavia and his mother.
The woman Octavia was a Goddess for her roman citizens - and a mystery. Her figure was mystified in novels. 21 centuries after her spirit is completly unknown. Which were her dreams, her wishes, her hopes.
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