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    DescriptionDrawing from a broad range of documentation this book vividly characterizes eleven royal women who are brought visually to life through photographs of over 300 ancient coins and through the author's own illustrations. Spanning the period from the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the third century AD, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies reveal their remarkable contributions towards the legacy of Imperial Rome. Examining the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of emperors, the study includes: a pregnant Roman princess who saves a Roman army through an act of personal heroism three third-century empresses who rule the most powerful state on Earth, presiding over unprecedented social and political reform an empress, though revered by her husband, is immortalized in history for infidelity and corruption by students of her greatest enemy. Jasper Burns paints portraits of these exceptional women that are colourful, sympathetic, and above all profoundly human. This book will be highly valuable to numismatists, students and scholars of Roman history or women's studies.


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    Title
    Great Women of Imperial Rome
    Subtitle
    Mothers and Wives of the Caesars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jasper Burns
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415408981
    ISBN 10: 0415408989
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 937.06
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000, BIO006000
    DC22: 920.037
    BIC subject category V2: WCF
    LC classification: DG203 .B87 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, WCF, NKD
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    4 black & white tables, 306 black & white halftones, 8 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    30 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    List of Figures; List of Maps; List of Genealogical Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Livia -- First Lady of the Empire; 2. Antonia -- "Supreme in Beauty and Mind"; 3. Agrippina the Elder -- Heroine of the Rhine Bridge; 4. Agrippina the Younger -- Sister of Caligula, Mother of Nero; 5. Domitia Longina -- The Survivor; 6. Plotina -- The New Livia; 7. Sabina -- Wife of the "Greekling"; 8. Faustina the Elder -- The Eternal Empress; 9. Faustina the Younger: A New Messalina?; 10. Julia Domna -- The Philosopher; 11. Julia Mamaea -- A Woman in Charge; 12. Epilogue - The Later Roman Empresses; Appendix: Chronology of the Roman Empire; Notes; Bibliography; Numismatic References; Index