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Imperial women of Rome : power, gender, context

Imperial women of Rome : power, gender, context

Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book explores the constraints and opportunities of the women in the Roman emperor's family from 35 BCE, when Octavia and Livia received unprecedented privileges from the state, to 235 CE, when Julia Mamaea was assassinated with her son Severus Alexander. Historical vignettes feature Agrippina the Younger, Domitia Longina, and some others as the book analyzes the history of Rome's most eminent women in legal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro
Imperial women of Rome
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021.
(DLC) 2020050574
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
ISBN: 9780190455897 0190455896
OCLC Number: 1203961131
Description: xii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: subjects and sources --
1. Rome's imperial women and Rome's imperial power --
2. Crimes and punishments of imperial women --
3. Imperial women within the imperial family --
4. Imperial women on coins and in Roman cult --
5. Imperial women's mark on the city of Rome --
6 Models and exemplars: statues of imperial women --
7. Imperial women abroad, and with the military --
8. Conclusions: agency and constraints --
Appendix 1: Imperial women and their life events --
Appendix 2: Genealogical tables of imperial families. The Julio-Claudian family ; The Flavian family ; The Second-century Imperial family ; The Severan family --
Appendix 3: List of Divae. Consecrated males until 235 CE.
Responsibility: Mary T. Boatwright.


Using all available sources, Boatwright explores the constraints and activities of the women of Rome's imperial families from 35 BCE to 235 CE. Livia, Agrippina the Younger, Julia Domna, and others  Read more...


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