Representing Agrippina

Representing Agrippina : Constructions of Female Power in the Early Roman Empire

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Agrippina the Younger ranks as one of the most powerful women in the history of the Roman empire. Judith Ginsburg's book provides a fresh look at both the literary and material representations of Agrippina. Her incisive study exposes both the contrivances of the commissioned artists whose idealized portraits served to buttress the image of the regime and the contrasting designs of the historians whose rhetorical stereotypes and negative depictions aimed to undermine it.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 10 halftones, 1 chart
  • 0195181417
  • 9780195181418
  • 107,630

About Judith Ginsburg

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

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[The editors'] decision to publish the text with only the lightest editorial intervention is entirely justified by the quality of Judith Ginsbury's work. But it is also, in its unfinished state, an affecting memorial to its author, dramatizing in its loose ends the loss of the discipline that her death represents. * Llewelyn Morgan, TLS * There is much to be praised here. * Kristina Milnor, Barnard College *show more

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