The Resource Agrippina : sex, power, and politics in the early Empire, Anthony A. Barrett

Agrippina : sex, power, and politics in the early Empire, Anthony A. Barrett

Label
Agrippina : sex, power, and politics in the early Empire
Title
Agrippina
Title remainder
sex, power, and politics in the early Empire
Statement of responsibility
Anthony A. Barrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography - the first on Agrippina in English - Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman
  • Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances
  • Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Anthony
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG282.6
LC item number
.B37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agrippina
  • Agrippine
  • Agrippina
  • Agrippine la Jeune
  • Agrippina (die Jüngere)
  • Empresses
  • Impératrices
  • Empresses
  • Biographie
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Rome
Label
Agrippina : sex, power, and politics in the early Empire, Anthony A. Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in the UK under the title Agrippina, mother of Nero
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Significant events and figures -- Background -- Family -- Daughter -- Sister -- Niece -- Wife -- Mother -- The end -- Sources -- Appendix I. The year of Agrippina the Younger's birth -- Appendix II. The husbands of Domitia and Lepida -- Appendix III. The date of Nero's death -- Appendix IV. The family of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus -- Appendix V. Agrippina's movements in late 39 -- Appendix VI. The date of Seneca's tutorship -- Appendix VII. The decline of Agrippina's power -- Appendix VIII. The patronage of Seneca and Burrus in 54-9 -- Appendix IX. SC on gold and silver coins of Nero -- Appendix X. The final days of Agrippina
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 330 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780300065985
Lccn
96060318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35370600
  • (OCoLC)ocm35370600
Label
Agrippina : sex, power, and politics in the early Empire, Anthony A. Barrett
Publication
Note
Published in the UK under the title Agrippina, mother of Nero
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Significant events and figures -- Background -- Family -- Daughter -- Sister -- Niece -- Wife -- Mother -- The end -- Sources -- Appendix I. The year of Agrippina the Younger's birth -- Appendix II. The husbands of Domitia and Lepida -- Appendix III. The date of Nero's death -- Appendix IV. The family of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus -- Appendix V. Agrippina's movements in late 39 -- Appendix VI. The date of Seneca's tutorship -- Appendix VII. The decline of Agrippina's power -- Appendix VIII. The patronage of Seneca and Burrus in 54-9 -- Appendix IX. SC on gold and silver coins of Nero -- Appendix X. The final days of Agrippina
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 330 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780300065985
Lccn
96060318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35370600
  • (OCoLC)ocm35370600

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