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Women of the Ancient World

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The Women of Pliny's Letters

The Women of Pliny's Letters

1st Edition

By Jo-Ann Shelton
July 13, 2017

Pliny's letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In the 368 letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women ...

Terentia, Tullia and Publilia The Women of Cicero's Family

Terentia, Tullia and Publilia: The Women of Cicero's Family

1st Edition

By Susan Treggiari
May 22, 2007

Studying references and writings in over 900 personal letters, an unparalleled source, this book presents a rounded and intriguing account of the three women who, until now, have only survived as secondary figures to Cicero. In a field where little is really known about Cicero’s family, Susan...

Cornelia Mother of the Gracchi

Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchi

1st Edition

By Suzanne Dixon
July 17, 2007

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 ...

Julia Domna Syrian Empress

Julia Domna: Syrian Empress

1st Edition

By Dr Barbara Levick
June 21, 2007

This book covers Julia’s life, and charts her travels throughout the Empire from Aswan to York during a period of profound upheaval, and seeks the truth about this woman who inspired such extreme and contrasting views, exposing the instability of our sources about her, and characterizing a ...

Julia Augusti

Julia Augusti

1st Edition

By Elaine Fantham
August 01, 2006

This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society. Julia Augusti studies the life of the only daughter of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and the father who sacrificed his daughter and her children in order to establish a dynasty. Studying the ...

Olympias Mother of Alexander the Great

Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Carney
July 24, 2006

The definitive guide to the life of the first woman to play a major role in Greek political history, this is the first modern biography of Olympias. Presenting a critical assessment of a fascinating and wholly misunderstood figure, Elizabeth Carney penetrates myth, fiction and sexual politics and ...

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