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Cornelia, a patrician Roman lady, the daughter of Scipio Africanus the elder, and mother of Tiberius and Caius - the two Gracchi - and of Cornelia who married Scipio Africanus the younger. After her husband's death she would not marry again, though she had a royal suitor in the person of King Ptolemy, but gave herself to the education of her children, whom she called "my jewels." After the murder of Caius Gracchus she went into literary retirement at Misenum.