(a frequent Roman name, fem. of ANTONIUS), the name of two females mentioned by Josephus.
1. The mother of Germanicus and Claudius (afterward emperor); she loaned Herod Agrippa money to retrieve his credit with Tiberius (Josephus, Ant. 18, 6, 4). She was a woman of eminent virtue (ib. 6). She was born about B.C. 36, and lived to see the accession of her grandson Caligula (see Smith's Dict. of Class. Ant. s.v.).
2. A daughter of the Emperor Claudius by Petina (Josephus, War, 2, 12, 7). Nero had her put to death on a charge of treason, after her refusal to marry him (Suet. Claud. 27; Ner. 35; Tacit. Ann. 12, 2; 13:23; 15:53; Dio Cass. 9:5).