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Author Harvey, Tracene, author

Title Julia Augusta : images of Rome's first empress on the coins of the Roman Empire / Tracene Harvey
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Designing Roman women on coins; origins and early typology -- To be or not to be Livia : rendering readable gender-based coin images -- Making an impression? Livia on coins of Rome versus the provinces -- "Ulixes stolatus" : affirming Livia's power and gender roles through coins
Summary "Julia Augusta examines the socio-political impact of coin images of Augustus' wife, Livia, within the broader context of her image in other visual media and reveals the detailed visual language that was developed for the promotion of Livia as the predominant female in the Roman imperial family. The book provides the most comprehensive examination of all extant coins of Livia to date, and provides one of the first studies on the images on Roman coins as gender-infused designs, which created a visual dialogue regarding Livia's power and gender-roles in relation to those of male members of the imperial family. While the appearance of Roman women on coins was not entirely revolutionary, having roughly coincided with the introduction of images of powerful Roman statesmen to coins in the late 40s BC, the degree to which Livia came to be commemorated on coins in the provinces and in Rome was unprecedented. This volume provides unique insights into the impact of these representations of Livia, both on coins and in other visual media. Julia Augusta: Images of Rome's First Empress on the Coins of the Roman Empire will be of great interest to students of women and imperial imagery in the Roman Empire, as well as the importance of visual representation and Roman imperial ideology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Tracene Harvey currently serves as Director and Curator of the Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She also serves as a lecturer in the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies programme at the University. Her research covers primarily ancient Greek and Roman coins, with emphasis on the study of Roman empresses on coins of the early Roman Empire. She also has pursued the study of the coins of ancient Thessaly as part of the research team of the archaeological project at the Kastro of Kallithea in Thessaly, Greece since 2006
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Subject Livia, Empress, consort of Augustus, Emperor of Rome, approximately 58 B.C.-29 A.D. -- Art
Livia, Empress, consort of Augustus, Emperor of Rome, approximately 58 B.C.-29 A.D.
Coins, Roman
Empresses in art
Empresses -- Rome
Kings and rulers in numismatics -- Rome
Portrait sculpture in numismatics -- Rome
Women in numismatics -- Rome
Women -- Rome -- Social conditions
Coins, Roman.
Empresses in art.
HISTORY / General
Kings and rulers in numismatics.
Portrait sculpture in numismatics.
Women in numismatics.
Women -- Social conditions.
Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019018923
ISBN 0429027524