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Representing Agrippina Constructions of Female Power in the Early Roman Empire

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ISBN-10: 0195181417

ISBN-13: 9780195181418

Edition: 2005

Authors: Judith Ginsburg, Eric Gruen

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Agrippina the Younger, wife of the emperor Claudius and mother of his successor Nero, wielded power and authority at the center of the Roman empire in ways unmatched by almost any other woman in Roman history. Such, at least, is the portrait of Agrippina delivered by our sources and perpetuated in modern scholarship. In this posthumous work, Judith Ginsburg provides a fresh look at both the literary and material representations of Agrippina. Unlike previous treatments, she seeks neither to condemn nor to rehabilitate Agrippina. Nor does she endeavor to exhume the "real Agrippina" from the embellished or fabricated portraits found among the ancients. Ginsburg trains her focus on the…    
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Book details

List price: $140.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 9.21" wide x 6.18" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Judith Ginsburg, 1944-2002, was Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell University. Eric S. Gruen is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley

Agrippina in the literary tradition
Agrippina : the early years
The marriage to Claudius
Agrippina and Claudius
Agrippina and Nero
The murder of Agrippina
Visualizing Agrippina
Agrippina on the imperial and provincial coinage
Agrippina in sculpture
Agrippina on Cameos
Agrippina's assimilation to Demeter
Agrippina and the power of rhetorical stereotypes
Saeva noverca
Dux femina
Sexual transgressor
Chart of the Julio-Claudians