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Titre Agrippina : the most extraordinary woman of the Roman world / Emma Southon.
Auteur Southon, Emma, author
Éditeur New York ; London : Pegasus Books, [2019]
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Genre Biographies
Sujet anglais Agrippina, Minor, 15-59 -- Biography
Empresses -- Rome -- Biography
Rome -- History -- Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D
Genre Biographies
Sujet français Agrippine, la Jeune, 15-59
Impératrices -- Rome -- Biographies
Rome -- Histoire -- 30 av. J.-C.-68 (Julio-Claudiens)
Description xxix, 274 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm.
Édition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Bibliographie Includes glossary and bibliographic references (page 269-271)
Dépouillement Introduction: History and fiction -- A very brief history of Rome -- Chapter one: Daughter. Julia Agrippina Minor ; Return to Rome ; Agrippina the Elder ; The first husband -- Chapter two: Sister. Gaius Caligula ; Gaius Caesar Augustus and his sisters ; Agrippina mater ; The incest ; The plot ; The exile -- Chapter three: Niece. The return to Rome ; The situation in Rome ; The second marriage ; The emperor's niece ; Messalina and Agrippina -- Chapter four: Wife. A masculine tyranny ; Agrippina Augusta ; Empress of Rome ; Mother and stepmother ; Ruling the empire -- The murderer -- Chapter five: Mother. The empress regent ; The first crisis ; The second crisis ; The disappearance ; The murder ; Afterwards
Résumé "In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and the most powerful woman of the Roman empire, using sex, motherhood, manipulation, and violence to get her way, and single-minded in her pursuit of power for herself and her son, Nero. This book follows Agrippina as a daughter, born in Cologne, to the expected heir to Augustus's throne; as a sister to Caligula who raped his sisters and showered them with honors until they attempted rebellion against him and were exiled; as a seductive niece and then wife to Claudius who gave her access to near unlimited power; and then as a mother to Nero--who adored her until he had her assassinated. Through senatorial political intrigue, assassination attempts, and exile to a small island, to the heights of imperial power, thrones, and golden cloaks and games and adoration, Agrippina scaled the absolute limits of female power in Rome. Her biography is also the story of the first Roman imperial family--the Julio-Claudians--and of the glory and corruption of the empire itself."--Page [2] of cover
ISBN 9781643130781 (hardcover)
   
   
 
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 SAUL-BELLOW - Adultes - Biographies    923.137 AGR  PRET RETRAIT
 
 
 
   
   
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