Definition of Messalina, Valeria in English:

Messalina, Valeria

Line breaks: Va|leria Mes¦sa|lina
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛsəˈliːnə/

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(also Messallina)
  • (Circa 22-48 ad), Roman empress, third wife of Claudius. She became notorious in Rome for the murders she instigated in court and for her extramarital affairs, and was executed on Claudius' orders.

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