The Murder of Regilla: A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity / Edition 1

The Murder of Regilla: A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity / Edition 1

by Sarah B. Pomeroy
     
 

Born to an illustrious Roman family in 125 BCE, Regilla was married at the age of fifteen to Herodes, a wealthy Greek. Twenty years later--and eight months pregnant with her sixth child--Regilla died under mysterious circumstances, after a blow to the abdomen delivered by Herodes's freedman. Though Herodes was charged, he was acquitted. Pomeroy's investigation… See more details below

Overview

Born to an illustrious Roman family in 125 BCE, Regilla was married at the age of fifteen to Herodes, a wealthy Greek. Twenty years later--and eight months pregnant with her sixth child--Regilla died under mysterious circumstances, after a blow to the abdomen delivered by Herodes's freedman. Though Herodes was charged, he was acquitted. Pomeroy's investigation suggests that despite Herodes's erection of numerous monuments to his deceased wife, he was in fact guilty of the crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674025837
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Genealogical Chart

Regilla's and Herodes' Family

Introduction

1. Girlhood at Rome

2. A Roman Matron in Imperial Athens

3. Public Life

4. Death in Athens and Murder Trial in Rome

5. Regilla's Final Resting Place

Chronological Chart

Notes

Acknowledgments

Art Credits

Index

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