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Biography of Cornelia


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Cornelia. The daughter of Scipio Africanus, was the wife of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, who was consul 177 B.C. By him Cornelia had twelve children, and was left, still in the prime of life, a widow. To her children she gave all her care, though only three reached maturity, but these owed to their mother the high distinction which they gained in the commonwealth. A lady, after displaying her jewels, asked to see those of Cornelia who, producing her sons, said, "These are mine."