Agrippina: Mother of Nero

Agrippina: Mother of Nero

by Anthony A. Barrett

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Overview

In this dynamic new biography - the first on Agrippina in English - Professor Barrett uses the latest archaeological, numismatic and historical evidence to provide a close and detailed study of her life and career. He shows how Agrippina's political contribution to her time seems in fact to have been positive, and that when she is judged by her achievements she demands admiration. Revealing the true figure behind the propaganda and the political machinations of which she was capable, he assesses the impact of her marriage to the emperor Claudius, on the country and her family. Finally, he exposed her one real failing - her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making to whom, in horrific and violent circumstances, she would eventually fall victim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780713468540
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/05/1996
Series: Roman Imperial Biographies
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anthony Barrett is Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He studied at the Universities of Oxford, Durham and Toronto and has written extensively in the field of classical antiquity.

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