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    DescriptionExamining the remarkable life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue, fidelity and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon presents an in-depth study of the woman who perhaps represented the ideal of the Roman matrona more than any other. Studying her life during a period of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, wife of an aristocrat, and mother of the Gracchi; and how these enabled her to move in high echelons of society. For students and scholars of classical studies and Roman history, this book will give students a glimpse into the life of Cornelia, and of the influence she had on the period.

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    Mother of the Gracchi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suzanne Dixon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415331487
    ISBN 10: 041533148X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    DC22: 937.05092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    DC22: 937/.05092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG254.5 .D59 2007
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, JBSF1, NK, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    2 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    17 July 2007
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    Table of contents
    1. Fact and Fable: sorting out the sources. Reconstructing a woman's life. What's left? Tradition and transmission. Why Cornelia?. Sempronia, guardian of the family legend? 2. People, Politics, Propaganda. Politics and pedigrees, 154-122 BCE. How political was Cornelia?. Cornelia, Sempronia and post-Gracchan propaganda, 122-100 BCE 40. 3. Culture Wars. Youth going to pot. Hellenomania: rhetoric, philosophy and literature. Villa life: luxus and otium. 4. The Icon. Mater piissima: "My children are my je". 5. Afterlife. Cornelia's Christian Afterlife. Cornelia as continuing patron and subject of the arts. Cyber-Cornelia: trawling the net.