Women and Politics in Ancient Rome

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Author: Richard A. Bauman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134821344

Category: History

Page: 310

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women and Politics in Ancient Rome

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Author: Richard A. Bauman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134821352

Category: History

Page: 312

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women and Politics in Ancient Rome

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Author: Richard A. Bauman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203429079

Category: History

Page: 312

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Women & Power

A Manifesto

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Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834532

Category: Social Science

Page: 74

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Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Women in Roman Law and Society

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Author: Jane F. Gardner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206350

Category: History

Page: 281

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"The book meets the highest standards of scholarly rigor, and treatment of disputed issues is informative without being esoteric. An excellent general survey and introduction." -- Choice "... will be enormously useful for those interested in teaching courses on Roman women or Roman law." -- The Classical Outlook

Ancient Rome

A Military and Political History

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Author: Christopher S. Mackay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521809184

Category: History

Page: 395

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Traces the political and military history of Roman Republic and Empire, from the Italian Iron Age to the last emperor in 476 A.D., examining the link between political institutions and military campaigns, the rise of Christianity, the eventual downfall of the western empire, and other key topics.

Antonia Augusta

Portrait of a Great Roman Lady

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Author: Nikos Kokkinos

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415080293

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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This is the first general book on Antonia Augusta in any language. As the daughter of Mark Antony, mother of Claudius, grandmother of Caligula and great-grandmother of Nero, Antonia is a supremely significant figure in Roman history - all of her life was spent very close to the seat of power in the new monarchy. Nikos Kokkinos examines the way in which the figure of Antonia is reflected and made visible to us through a remarkable variety of archaeological evidence. He demonstrates how materials such as inscriptions, papyri, coins and sculpture can be used in the study of individual personalities in antiquity. The literary sources are supplemented and corrected so that Antonia's dramatic life and its bearing on the lives of those close to her are presented from new perspectives. With lavish illustrations, Kokkinos gives a totally rounded picture of the wealthiest Roman matron of her time, whose power and influence were far-reaching. Important material is presented about the position of women in Roman society; the degree of freedom they could exercise in making moral choices; their control of property and their direct influence on public life. Antonia Augusta has long warranted a full historical and archaeological treatment. Nikos Kokkinos has provided this in a book which in broader terms has been described by Fergus Millar as 'a significant contribution to the understanding of the early Empire itself.' Ancient historians and archaeologists, as well as the general reader, will find much of value and interest in Antonia Augusta: Portrait of a Great Roman Lady.

Caesars' Wives

Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire

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Author: Annelise Freisenbruch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141658305X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

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Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1631491253

Category: History

Page: 512

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A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists. Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria. Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy? In S.P.Q.R., world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even two thousand years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury, and beauty. From the foundational myth of Romulus and Remus to 212 ce—nearly a thousand years later—when the emperor Caracalla gave Roman citizenship to every free inhabitant of the empire, S.P.Q.R. (the abbreviation of "The Senate and People of Rome") examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries by exploring how the Romans thought of themselves: how they challenged the idea of imperial rule, how they responded to terrorism and revolution, and how they invented a new idea of citizenship and nation. Opening the book in 63 bce with the famous clash between the populist aristocrat Catiline and Cicero, the renowned politician and orator, Beard animates this “terrorist conspiracy,” which was aimed at the very heart of the Republic, demonstrating how this singular event would presage the struggle between democracy and autocracy that would come to define much of Rome’s subsequent history. Illustrating how a classical democracy yielded to a self-confident and self-critical empire, S.P.Q.R. reintroduces us, though in a wholly different way, to famous and familiar characters—Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, and Nero, among others—while expanding the historical aperture to include those overlooked in traditional histories: the women, the slaves and ex-slaves, conspirators, and those on the losing side of Rome’s glorious conquests. Like the best detectives, Beard sifts fact from fiction, myth and propaganda from historical record, refusing either simple admiration or blanket condemnation. Far from being frozen in marble, Roman history, she shows, is constantly being revised and rewritten as our knowledge expands. Indeed, our perceptions of ancient Rome have changed dramatically over the last fifty years, and S.P.Q.R., with its nuanced attention to class inequality, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, promises to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

Arguments with Silence

Writing the History of Roman Women

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Author: Amy Richlin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472120131

Category: History

Page: 408

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Women in ancient Rome challenge the historian. Widely represented in literature and art, they rarely speak for themselves. Amy Richlin, among the foremost pioneers in ancient studies, gives voice to these women through scholarship that scours sources from high art to gutter invective. In Arguments with Silence, Richlin presents a linked selection of her essays on Roman women’s history, originally published between 1981 and 2001 as the field of “women in antiquity” took shape, and here substantially rewritten and updated. The new introduction to the volume lays out the historical methodologies these essays developed, places this process in its own historical setting, and reviews work on Roman women since 2001, along with persistent silences. Individual chapter introductions locate each piece in the social context of Second Wave feminism in Classics and the academy, explaining why each mattered as an intervention then and still does now. Inhabiting these pages are the women whose lives were shaped by great art, dirty jokes, slavery, and the definition of adultery as a wife’s crime; Julia, Augustus’ daughter, who died, as her daughter would, exiled to a desert island; women wearing makeup, safeguarding babies with amulets, practicing their religion at home and in public ceremonies; the satirist Sulpicia, flaunting her sexuality; and the praefica, leading the lament for the dead. Amy Richlin is one of a small handful of modern thinkers in a position to consider these questions, and this guided journey with her brings surprise, delight, and entertainment, as well as a fresh look at important questions.

Women in Ancient Rome

A Sourcebook

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Author: Bonnie MacLachlan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441142428

Category: History

Page: 272

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This sourcebook includes a rich and accessible selection of Roman original sources in translation ranging from the Etruscan period through Republican and Imperial Rome to the late Empire and the coming of Christianity. From Roman goddesses to mortal women, imperial women to slaves and prostitutes, the volume brings new perspectives to the study of Roman women's lives. Literary sources comprise works by Livy, Catullus, Ovid, Juvenal and many others. Suggestions for further reading, a general bibliography, and an index of ancient authors and works are also included.

Women of Ancient Rome

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Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590181690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Looks at the history and social conditions of women in Ancient Rome.

Domina

The Women Who Made Imperial Rome

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Author: Guy de la Bédoyère

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300230303

Category: Rome

Page: 408

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A captivating popular history that shines a light on the notorious Julio-Claudian women who forged an empire​ Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero--these are the names history associates with the early Roman Empire. Yet, not a single one of these emperors was the blood son of his predecessor. In this captivating history, a prominent scholar of the era documents the Julio-Claudian women whose bloodline, ambition, and ruthlessness made it possible for the emperors' line to continue. Eminent scholar Guy de la Bédoyère, author of Praetorian, asserts that the women behind the scenes--including Livia, Octavia, and the elder and younger Agrippina--were the true backbone of the dynasty. De la Bédoyère draws on the accounts of ancient Roman historians to revisit a familiar time from a completely fresh vantage point. Anyone who enjoys I, Claudius will be fascinated by this study of dynastic power and gender interplay in ancient Rome.

The Family in Ancient Rome

New Perspectives

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Author: Beryl Rawson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801494604

Category: History

Page: 279

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Essays discuss the structure of the Roman family, women and succession, family finances, the status of children, wet-nurses, and legal rights

Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome

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Author: Penelope J. E. Davies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108298648

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome is the first book to explore the intersection between Roman Republican building practices and politics (c.509–44 BCE). At the start of the period, architectural commissions were carefully controlled by the political system; by the end, buildings were so widely exploited and so rhetorically powerful that Cassius Dio cited abuse of visual culture among the reasons that propelled Julius Caesar's colleagues to murder him in order to safeguard the Republic. In an engaging and wide-ranging text, Penelope J. E. Davies traces the journey between these two points, as politicians developed strategies to manoeuver within the system's constraints. She also explores the urban development and image of Rome, setting out formal aspects of different types of architecture and technological advances such as the mastery of concrete. Elucidating a rich corpus of buildings that have been poorly understand, Davies demonstrates that Republican architecture was much more than a formal precursor to that of imperial Rome.

Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art

Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

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Author: Anthony F. Mangieri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351863215

Category: Art

Page: 222

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The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not practice human sacrifice, so why then do the myths of virgin sacrifice appear persistently in art and literature for over a millennium? Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War seeks to answer this question. This book tells the stories of the sacrificial maidens in order to help the reader discover the meanings bound up in these myths for historical people. In exploring the representations of Iphigeneia and Polyxena in Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art, this book offers a broader cultural history that reveals what people in the ancient world were seeking in these stories. The result is an interdisciplinary study that offers new interpretations on the meaning of the sacrificial virgin as a cultural and ideological construction. This is the first book-length study of virgin sacrifice in ancient art and the first to provide an interpretive framework within which to understand its imagery.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

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Author: Clifford Ando,Paul J du Plessis,Kaius Tuori

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191044423

Category: History

Page: 650

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The Handbook is intended to survey the landscape of contemporary research and chart principal directions of future inquiry. Its aim is to bring to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society. This unique contribution of the volumesets it apart from others in the field. Furthermore, the volume brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment, and thus into dialogue, with historical, sociological, and anthropological research in law in other periods. The volume is therefore directed not simply to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.

Uppity Women of Ancient Times

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Author: Vicki León

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573240109

Category: History

Page: 243

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Piquant and witty collection excavates 200 pyramid-builders, poets, poisoners, physicians, power brokers and panderers of ancient times.

Community and Communication

Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

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Author: Catherine Steel,Henriette van der Blom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199641897

Category: History

Page: 401

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The volume looks at the role of oratory in Roman public life and marks a shift in the debate away from Cicero and the analysis of his oratory towards the ways in which speech could be used by politicians and the factors, such as audience, speaker personality, and opposition, which were used with oratory to make speakers successful or unsuccessful.

Caesar's Women

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Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061582425

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar—when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conquest. His victories were legend—in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him influence. He sacrificed his beloved daughter on the altar of ambition. He burned for the cold-hearted mistress he could never dare trust. Caesar's women all knew—and feared—his power. He adored them, used them, destroyed them on his irresistible rise to prominence. And one of them would seal his fate.