Julia Caesaris was the sister of Julius Caesar; she was married to Marcus Atius Balbus and was Caesar Augustus' grandmother. When Augustus was age twelve, he gave her a funeral eulogy in her honour. Julia died in 51 BC. Balbus' senatorial family came from Aricia, was a praetor and a commissioner under his brother-in-law. In villas, family members would decorate them with masks of their past relatives in their honor. He died 52 BC. Balbus' mother is a biological aunt to Pompey the Great.
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