Julia Domna (160-217 CE), wife of the Emperor Septimius
Julia Maesa (160-224 CE), sister of Julia Domna and grandmother
of future emperors Elagabalus and Severus Alexander
Julia Soaemias (180-222 CE) mother of Elagabalus
Julia Paula, 1st wife of Elagabalus and Empress of Rome 219-200
Julia Mamaea (180-235 CE), mother of the Emperor Severus
Alexander who became the adopted son of his cousin Elagabalus.
Julius Bassianus, the father of Julia Domna and Julia Maesa
was one of the wealthiest men in the empire at the time. After the death of the Emperor Caracalla, son
of Septimius Severus, Julia Maesa used her wealth to sponsor the legion that
would bring her 14-year-old grandson Elagabalus to power. Elagabalus was one of most eccentric,
decadent, a scandalous of the emperors.