'''Julia Soaemias Bassiana''' ([]-[[11 Mart]] []) [[Roma İmparatoru]] [[Elagabalus]]'un annesi ve onun küçüklüğünde [[Roma İmparatorluğu]] saltanat vekili.
was the daughter of [[Julia Maesa]], a powerful [[ Women in Rome|Roman woman]] of Syrian origin, and Syrian noble [[Julius Avitus]]. Julia was born and raised in Emesa ( modern [[Homs]], [[ Syria]]) . She was a niece of empress [[Julia Domna]] and [[Roman emperor|emperor]] [[Septimius Severus]] and a sister of [[Julia Avita Mamaea]] . Her husband was [[Sextus Varius Marcellus]], a Syrian Roman of an Equestrian family. As members of the imperial Roman family, they lived in Rome, where their numerous children were born.
In [], her cousin, Emperor [[Caracalla]] , was killed and [[Macrinus]] ascended to the imperial throne. Julia' s family was allowed to returned to Syria with the whole of their financial assets. They would not allow the usurper to stand unopposed. Together with her mother, Julia plotted to substitute Macrinus with her son [[Elagabalus]] . To legitimise this plot, Julia and her mother spread the rumour that the 13 -year-old boy was Caracalla' s illegitimate son. In [] Macrinus was killed and Bassianus became emperor with the name of Elagabalus.
became the ''de facto'' ruler of Rome, since the teenager was concerned mainly with religious matters. Their rule was not popular and soon discontent arose. Julia Soaemias and Elagabalus were killed by the [[Praetorian Guard]] in []. Julia was later declared public enemy and her name erased from all records.