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Caesar's wives : sex, power, and politics in the Roman Empire

Author: Annelise Freisenbruch
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Documents the stories of eight wives of Roman rulers, assessing their historical contributions and cultural influence and drawing parallels between modern first ladies and the lives of such ancient-world figures as Livia, Helena, and Julia.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annelise Freisenbruch
ISBN: 141658305X 9781416583059
OCLC Number: 730914505
Description: xxvi, 347 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: I, Claudia --
Ulysses in a dress : the making of a Roman first lady --
First family : Augustus' women --
Family feud : the people's princess and the women of Tiberius's reign --
Witches of the Tiber : the last Julio-Claudian empresses --
Little Cleopatra : a Jewish princess and the first ladies of the Flavian dynasty --
Good empresses : the first ladies of the second century --
The philosopher empress : Julia Domna and the Syrian matriarchy --
The first Christian empress : women in the age of Constantine --
Brides of Christ, daughters of Eve : the first ladies of the last Roman dynasty --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Annelise Freisenbruch.

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Documents the stories of eight wives of Roman rulers, assessing their historical contributions and cultural influence and drawing parallels between modern first ladies and the lives of such ancient-world figures as Livia, Helena, and Julia.

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