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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
Case studies
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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 pages : illustrations, 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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