Great Women of Imperial Rome [NOOK Book]

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Drawing from a broad range of documentation this book vividly characterizes eleven royal women who are brought visually to life through photographs of over 300 ancient coins and through the author's own illustrations.

Spanning the period from the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the third century AD, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies reveal their remarkable contributions towards the ...

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Overview

Drawing from a broad range of documentation this book vividly characterizes eleven royal women who are brought visually to life through photographs of over 300 ancient coins and through the author's own illustrations.

Spanning the period from the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the third century AD, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies reveal their remarkable contributions towards the legacy of Imperial Rome.

Examining the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of emperors, the study includes:


  • a pregnant Roman princess who saves a Roman army through an act of personal heroism
  • three third-century empresses who rule the most powerful state on Earth, presiding over unprecedented social and political reform
  • an empress, though revered by her husband, is immortalized in history for infidelity and corruption by students of her greatest enemy.

Jasper Burns paints portraits of these exceptional women that are colourful, sympathetic, and above all profoundly human. This book will be highly valuable to numismatists, students and scholars of Roman history or women’s studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203967072
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Genealogical Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1.Livia - First Lady of the Empire
2.Antonia - 'Supreme in Beauty and Mind'
3.Agrippina the Elder - Heroine of the Rhine Bridge
4.Agrippina the Younger - Sister of Caligula, Mother of Nero
5.Domitia Longina - The Survivor
6.Plotina - The New Livia
7.Sabina - Wife of the 'Greekling'
8.Faustina the Elder - The Eternal Empress
9.Faustina the Younger: A New Messalina?
10.Julia Domna - The Philosopher
11.Julia Mamaea - A Woman in Charge
12.Epilogue - The Later Roman Empresses
Appendix: Chronology of the Roman Empire
Notes
Bibliography
Numismatic
References
Index
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