(17.) See D.1 c.7, in 1 CORPUS IURIS CANONICI EDITIO LIPSIENSIS SECUNDA POST AEMILII
LUDOUCI RIGHTERI CURAS AD LIBRORUM MANU SCRIPTORUM ET EDITIONIS ROMANAE FIDEM RECOGNOUIT ET ADNOTATIONE CRITICA 2, 2 (Emil Friedberg ed., Akademischen Druck- und Verlagsanstalt Graz photo.
This earlier Cornelia, related to the noble Aemilii
Paulli on her mother's side, (27) was a highly educated member of the elite who spoke Greek and wrote good Latin.
One pattern worth observing is a tradition of upper-class, and perhaps rather closed upper-class, intermarriage at Oea, for the Sicinii and the Aemilii
had been united before Pudentilla's marriage to Sicinius Amicus, as the name of Apuleius's prosecutor Sicinius Aemilianus indicates.
And yet, such a position may not have been in harmony with the stance of the play, for when we turn to the elaborate notes printed after the text of the play, we find Nero's statement about the illegitimacy of Agrippina's reference to Persian precedent glossed in the following way: "Hiervon redet die gantze Praefatio Aemilii
Probi" ("This is the topic of the entire preface of Aemilius Probus," 126).
16 The Aemilii
were one of Rome's oldest and most distinguished patrician families who had given their name to the tribe Aemilia.
For Nepos' work, see, e.g., Aemilii
Probi, seu Cornelii Nepotis liber de vita excelientium imperatorum, a Dionysio Lambino Monstroliensi ...