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The Resource Agrippina : the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world, Emma Southon

Agrippina : the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world, Emma Southon

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Agrippina : the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world
Title
Agrippina
Title remainder
the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Emma Southon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and the most powerful woman of the Roman empire, using sex, motherhood, manipulation, and violence to get her way, and single-minded in her pursuit of power for herself and her son, Nero. This book follows Agrippina as a daughter, born in Cologne, to the expected heir to Augustus's throne; as a sister to Caligula who raped his sisters and showered them with honors until they attempted rebellion against him and were exiled; as a seductive niece and then wife to Claudius who gave her access to near unlimited power; and then as a mother to Nero--who adored her until he had her assassinated. Through senatorial political intrigue, assassination attempts, and exile to a small island, to the heights of imperial power, thrones, and golden cloaks and games and adoration, Agrippina scaled the absolute limits of female power in Rome. Her biography is also the story of the first Roman imperial family--the Julio-Claudians--and of the glory and corruption of the empire itself."--Page [2] of cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Southon, Emma
Dewey number
937.07092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG282.6
LC item number
.S68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agrippina
  • Agrippina
  • Empresses
  • Empresses
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
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Agrippina : the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world, Emma Southon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes glossary and bibliographic references (page 269-271)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: History and fiction -- A very brief history of Rome -- Chapter one: Daughter. Julia Agrippina Minor ; Return to Rome ; Agrippina the Elder ; The first husband -- Chapter two: Sister. Gaius Caligula ; Gaius Caesar Augustus and his sisters ; Agrippina mater ; The incest ; The plot ; The exile -- Chapter three: Niece. The return to Rome ; The situation in Rome ; The second marriage ; The emperor's niece ; Messalina and Agrippina -- Chapter four: Wife. A masculine tyranny ; Agrippina Augusta ; Empress of Rome ; Mother and stepmother ; Ruling the empire -- The murderer -- Chapter five: Mother. The empress regent ; The first crisis ; The second crisis ; The disappearance ; The murder ; Afterwards
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxix, 274 pages
Isbn
9781643130781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053999312
  • (OCoLC)on1053999312
Label
Agrippina : the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world, Emma Southon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes glossary and bibliographic references (page 269-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: History and fiction -- A very brief history of Rome -- Chapter one: Daughter. Julia Agrippina Minor ; Return to Rome ; Agrippina the Elder ; The first husband -- Chapter two: Sister. Gaius Caligula ; Gaius Caesar Augustus and his sisters ; Agrippina mater ; The incest ; The plot ; The exile -- Chapter three: Niece. The return to Rome ; The situation in Rome ; The second marriage ; The emperor's niece ; Messalina and Agrippina -- Chapter four: Wife. A masculine tyranny ; Agrippina Augusta ; Empress of Rome ; Mother and stepmother ; Ruling the empire -- The murderer -- Chapter five: Mother. The empress regent ; The first crisis ; The second crisis ; The disappearance ; The murder ; Afterwards
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxix, 274 pages
Isbn
9781643130781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053999312
  • (OCoLC)on1053999312

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