Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress (Book, 2011) []
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Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress

Galla Placidia : the last Roman empress

Author: Hagith S Sivan; Oxford University Press,
Publisher: Oxford ; Madrid : Oxford University Press, [2011]
Series: Women in antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Even by the standards of royalty in antiquity the life of Galla Placidia (c. 390-450 CE) seems an aberration. Daughter, granddaughter, and sister of Roman emperors, wife of a Gothic chieftain and of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Galla Placidia, Empress; Gala Placidia, Emperatriz de Roma; Gala Placidia, Emperatriz de Roma; Emperatriz de Roma Gala Placidia; Galla Placidia, Empress
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hagith S Sivan; Oxford University Press,
ISBN: 9780195379136 0195379136 0195379128 9780195379129
OCLC Number: 824818074
Notes: Índice.
Description: x, 224 p. : il., mapas ; 23 cm.
Contents: Wedding in Gaul (414) --
Funerals in Barcelona (414-416) --
Making of an empress (417-425) --
Restoration and rehabilitation (425-431) --
Bride, a book, and a pope (437-438) --
Between Rome and Ravenna (438-450).
Series Title: Women in antiquity.
Responsibility: Hagith Sivan.


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The book contains much that is useful and interesting about the life of women in the Late Empire. The picture of Galla Placidia that emerges is of a strong, determined and formidable woman who was Read more...

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