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Author Skinner, Marilyn B.

Title Clodia Metelli : the tribune's sister / Marilyn B. Skinner
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 195 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Women in antiquity
Women in antiquity.
Contents Genealogies of Clodia Metelli and her siblings -- Cicero as a biographical source -- The gens Claudia -- Women and wealth -- The Claudii Pulchri -- The Metelli -- Palatine Medea -- Lesbia -- Conclusion : A woman in a man's world
Summary "Clodia, (born Claudia Pulchra Prima or Maior or also Quadrantaria c. 95 BC or c. 94 BC and often referred to in scholarship as Clodia Metelli ("Clodia the wife of Metellus"), was the third daughter of the patrician Appius Claudius Pulcher and Caecilia Metella Balearica. She is not to be confused with her niece, Clodia Pulchra, who was briefly married to Octavian. Like many other women of the Roman elite, Clodia was very well educated in Greek and Philosophy, with a special talent for writing poetry. Her life, immortalized in the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero and also, it is generally believed, in the poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus, was characterized by perpetual scandal."--Wikipedia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Clodia, 94 B.C.-53 B.C.
Clodia, 94 B.C.-53 B.C. -- Family.
Clodia, 94 B.C.-53 B.C. -- Influence.
Patricians (Rome) -- Biography.
Statesmen's spouses -- Rome -- Biography.
Women -- Rome -- Biography.
Women -- Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- Biography.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199705240 (electronic bk.)
9780199705245 (electronic bk.)