Poppaea Sabina

Poppaea Sabina pŏpē´ə səbī´nə [key], d. AD 65, Roman empress, wife of Nero . While married to Otho , her second husband, she became mistress of Nero, whom she finally married in AD 62. She had great influence over Nero, inducing him to have his mother ( Agrippina the Younger ), his former wife ( Octavia ), and the philosopher Seneca killed. One story has it that in a fit of temper Nero kicked her to death.

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