Balbilla, Julia


Balbilla, Julia
(fl. 130 AD)
   Daughter of Caius Iulius Antiochus Epiphanes and Claudia Capitolina and granddaughter of King Antiochus IVof Commagene and Tiberius Claudius Balbillus, prefect of Egypt. She accompanied Emperor Hadrian and his wife, Vibia Sabina, to Egypt in 130 AD and took part in their visit to the Colossi of Memnon. Balbilla recorded the event in a poem inscribed on one of the statues, which still survives.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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