Faustina fôstī´nə [key], name of two women, wives of Roman emperors.
1 The elder (c.104–141) was the wife of Antoninus Pius , who founded a school for orphan girls in her honor. 2 The younger (c.125–176), daughter of Antoninus Pius and the elder Faustina, was the wife of Marcus Aurelius . She accompanied her husband on most of his campaigns, and she was called Mater Castrorum [mother of the camps] on the coinage.
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