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1st Edition

Mother of the Gracchi

ISBN 9780415331487
Published July 17, 2007 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Examining the remarkable life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue, fidelity and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon presents an in-depth study of the woman who perhaps represented the ideal of the Roman matrona more than any other.

Studying her life during a period of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, wife of an aristocrat, and mother of the Gracchi; and how these enabled her to move in high echelons of society.

For students and scholars of classical studies and Roman history, this book will give students a glimpse into the life of Cornelia, and of the influence she had on the period.

Table of Contents

1. Fact and Fable: Sorting Out the Sources  2. People, Politics, Propaganda   3. Culture Wars  4. The Icon  5. Afterlife

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Suzanne Dixon is an Australian classical scholar and feminist historian. She has

published several books and numerous articles. She is now a freelance author and

teaches English. She is an Honorary Research Consultant to the Department of Classics and

Ancient History of the University of Queensland and an Honorary Associate of the School

of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney.