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Agrippina

£9.99

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Published in 1996.

With near fine dust jacket.

This is the US edition of the book published in the UK as 'Agrippina, mother of Nero'.

Arippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a 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. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close co-operation between the Senate and the Emperor. The settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony. The first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making, who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances.;In this provocative and stimulating biography - the first on Agrippina in English - Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman.

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Author(s):
Anthony A. Barrett
Condition:
Fine
EAN-13:
9780300065985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300065981
ISBN-13:
9780300065985
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
330
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Agrippina: sex, power and politics in the early empire

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Published in 1996.

With near fine dust jacket.

This is the US edition of the book published in the UK as 'Agrippina, mother of Nero'.

Arippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a 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. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close co-operation between the Senate and the Emperor. The settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony. The first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making, who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances.;In this provocative and stimulating biography - the first on Agrippina in English - Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman.

Author(s):
Anthony A. Barrett
Condition:
Fine
EAN-13:
9780300065985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300065981
ISBN-13:
9780300065985
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
330
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Agrippina: sex, power and politics in the early empire

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