When Pompey was forced to leave Italy early in 49 B.C., his wife Cornelia went to Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, where she remained until after the battle of Pharsalus. This statue of her was dedicated at Pergamon together with the statue of her father ( Syll_757 ).
The people honoured Cornelia, daughter of Quintus Metellus Pius Scipio the imperator, and wife of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, son of Gnaeus, the proconsul, on account of her prudence and her goodwill towards the people.
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