Cornelia Metella (1st century BC) was the daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica. The 1st century BC started the first day of 100 BC and ended the last day of 1 BC. The Caecilii Metelli were one of the most important and wealthiest families in the Roman Republic. Her proper name would have been Caecilia Metella, since Cornelia was the gens of her father before adoption by the Caecilii Metellii.
Plutarch describes her as a beautiful woman of good character, well read and a skilled player of the lyre. Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus ( Greek: Μέστριος Πλούταρχος c She was also very well educated in geometry and philosophy.
Cornelia was first married to Publius Licinius Crassus, son of Marcus Licinius Crassus. Publius Licinius Crassus is the name of several Romans of the Middle and Late Republic, some with the additional Cognomen Dives Marcus Licinius Crassus ( Latin: M·LICINIVS·P·F·P·N·CRASSVS (ca After her husband's death in the Parthian campaign of his father, Cornelia became the fifth wife of Pompey in 52 BC. Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, commonly known as Pompey /'pɑmpi/ Pompey the Great or Pompey the Triumvir ( Classical Latin abbreviation Year 52 BC was a year of the pre-Julian calendar. Events By place Rome Consuls Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius She was a faithful follower of Pompey and met him in Mytilene with his son Sextus Pompeius, after the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC. Mytilene ( Greek: Μυτιλήνη - Mitilíni) is the Capital City of Lesbos, a Greek Island in the Aegean Sea The Battle of Pharsalus was a decisive battle of Caesar's Civil War. Year 48 BC was a year of the pre-Julian calendar. Events By place Rome Consuls Gaius Julius Caesar, Together, they fled to Egypt where Pompey was murdered. On his arrival, Caesar punished the murderers of Pompey and gave Cornelia his ashes and signet ring. She returned to Rome and spent the rest of her life in Pompey's estates in Italy.