ISBN-10:
041520867X
ISBN-13:
9780415208673
Pub. Date:
08/26/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Agrippina: Mother of Nero / Edition 1

Agrippina: Mother of Nero / Edition 1

by Anthony A. BarrettAnthony A. Barrett

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Overview

Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. In this first biography of Agrippina in English, Anthony A. Barrett draws on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence to create a startling new picture of this influential and misjudged woman.
According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Although she was ambitious, Barrett argues that she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and that her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415208673
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/26/1999
Series: Roman Imperial Biographies Series
Edition description: New Edition
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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