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The murder of Regilla : a case of domestic violence in antiquity

Author: Sarah B Pomeroy
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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In one of the great scandals of second-century Greece, Regilla, the pregnant Roman wife of Greek philosopher and rhetorician Herodes, died from a blow to the abdomen. Drawing on archeological and textual evidence, Pomeroy (Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves ) carefully reconstructs Regilla's life, her eventual murder and Herodes's trial and acquittal, splendidly recreating the Greek culture of A.D. 160 and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Pomeroy, Sarah B.
Murder of Regilla.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)654548036
Named Person: Regilla.; Herodes Atticus.; Herodes, Atticus.; Herodes, Atticus; Herodes Atticus.; Regilla.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah B Pomeroy
ISBN: 9780674025837 0674025830
OCLC Number: 80917241
Description: 249 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Genealogical chart --
Regilla's and Herodes' family --
Introduction --
Girlhood in Rome --
A Roman matron in imperial Athens --
Public life --
Death in Athens and murder trial in Rome --
Regilla's final resting place --
Chronological chart.
Responsibility: Sarah B. Pomeroy.
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Born to a Roman family, Regilla was married at the age of 15 to Herodes, a wealthy Greek who championed his country's values at a time when Rome ruled. 20 years later, Regilla died under mysterious  Read more...

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Sarah B. Pomeroy's passionate account in "The Murder of Regilla", following her from birth to death, is a sharp reminder of the brutally blunt edges of gender inequality.--Joy Connolly"Times Literary Read more...

 
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