Probably one of the most important families of republican and imperial Rome, Gens Iulia has a lost-in-time origin, that could reach up to Aeneas and to Romulus himself, the founder of the city. Many important historical figures belonged to this dynasty, like Gaius Julius Caesar, Octavianus Augustus and, when Gens Iulia joined Gens Claudia, emperors such as Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
At this time, however, the power of previous centuries is only a distant memory, although Iulii are still one of the most influential Gens of the Capital of the Empire. They are probably waiting for the right moment to make their move and so regain the prestige lost in the past.
The heirs of Julius Caesar and Octavianus Augustus are now much less influential than a few centuries ago, but still maintain great importance within Rome. Even the Iulii are one of the families present in Anno Urbis - The Fight for Rome: defeat the opposing Gens to allow this dynasty to return to power again!