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Author Langford, Julie, 1967-

Title Maternal Megalomania : Julia Domna and the Imperial Politics of Motherhood
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents Preface; Introduction; Julia Domna Who?; Carving Out a Niche; Severan Dynastic Propaganda and Julia Domna; CHAPTER 1 Not Your Momma: Problematizing Julia Domna as the Mater Castrorum; Women and the Military; Faustina the Younger: The Mother of All Mothers of the Camp; The Military and the Domus Augusta: All in the Family?; Severus and the Mater Castrorum Title; Severus, the Military, and Julia Domna; About Face!; Conclusion; CHAPTER 2 Romancing the Romans: Julia Domna and the Populus Romanus; The Nature of the Sources; The Princeps and the Plebs
Ideological CrisisOn the Dangers of Taking Ideology Too Seriously; Appendix A. Hoard Details of the Severan Hoard Analysis Database by Clare Rowan; Appendix B. Frequency of Julia Domna Coin Types in Hoards around the Mediterranean; Appendix C. Dating the Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae Titles; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; S; T; U; V; Illustrations
The Roman Populace, Public Demonstrations, and Divine InspirationSeveran Propaganda and the Urban Plebs; Roman Matrona, Mother, and Protectress; Severus, the Populus Romanus, and the Collegia; And Julia Domna?; But What Does It All Mean?; CHAPTER 3 Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae: Julia Domna as Senatorial Savior; Natural Rivals: Imperial Women and the Senate; Severus's Senate; Creating Consensus in the Senate: Wooing, Marginalizing, and Exterminating; Negotiating Dynasty: Maternal Megalomania and Senatorial Subversions; Julia Domna in Cassius Dio; Moderating Maternal Megalomania; Conclusion
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421408481