Livia first lady of imperial rome

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livia first lady of imperial rome

Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome by Anthony A. Barrett

Livia—wife of the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, and mother of the second, Tiberius— wielded extraordinary power at the center of Roman politics. In this biography of Livia, the first in English, Anthony Barrett sets aside the portrait of a cunning and sinister schemer to reveal Livia as a complex figure whose enduring political influence helped shape Roman government long after her death.

An excellent biography of Livia-as appealing to the general reader as it is satisfying to the scholar.—Colin M. Wells, Trinity University, San Antonio

In reading Anthony Barrett’s biography of Livia, I not only learned about this remarkable woman, but also gained a meaningful appreciation of life and society in her time.—Howard Alper, President, The Royal Society of Canada

First-rate.—Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement
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Livia's Power in Ancient Rome

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View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Dust Jacket Condition: New. This is the first biography in English of one of Rome's most famous and infamous women, Livia 58 BC-AD 29 , wife of Augustus and mother of Tiberius, who dominated imperial politics for decades. The first half of the study presents a chronological history of her extraordinary life followed by a thematic exploration of her groundbreaking role which was a continuous source of contention between Livia and Tiberius.

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She was depicted in imperial propaganda as the embodiment of womanliness and dedication, while her enemies considered her a ruthless seeker of power. She sounds super interesting! Like Liked by 2 people. Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. Veramente una bella donna.

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