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Author Barrett, Anthony, 1941- author

Title Livia : first lady of Imperial Rome / Anthony A. Barrett
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 425 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Map of the Roman World at the Time of the Death of Livia ""; ""Significant Events""; ""Part 1 -- The Life of Livia ""; ""1. Family Background""; ""2. Marriage""; ""3. In the Shadows""; ""4. The Public Figure""; ""5. A New Reign""; ""Part II -- Livian Themes ""; ""6. The Private Livia""; ""7. Wife of the Emperor""; ""8. Mother of the Emperor""; ""9. Woman of Substance""; ""10. Friend, Patron, and Protector""; ""11. Death and Reputation""; ""Appendices ""; ""1. Sources""; ""2. The Roman System of Government""
""19. Agrippina and Livia in ad 28�29""""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
""3. Livia�s Maternal Origins""""4. Livia�s Name""; ""5. Livia�s Birthdate""; ""6. Husbands of Scribonia""; ""7. The Birth of Drusus""; ""8. Livia�s Aedes and the Temple of Concord""; ""9. The Domus Augusta""; ""10. The Conspiracy of Cornelius Cinna""; ""11. The Celebration of Livia�s Marriage""; ""12. Palatine Vesta""; ""13. The Title Augusta in the Julio-Claudian Period""; ""14. Antonia as Augusta""; ""15. Augustus� Palatine Residence""; ""16. Livia�s Festival on the Palatine""; ""17. Date of the Letter to the Samians""; ""18. The Cult of Bona Dea and Livia""
Summary "Livia (58 B.C. - A.D. 29) - wife of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and mother of the second, Tiberius - wielded power at the center of Roman politics for most of her long life. Livia has been portrayed as a cunning and sinister schemer who eliminated her opponents, both within her own family and outside of it. In this biography (the first in English devoted to her), Livia emerges as a much more complex individual - a woman who skillfully won the support and even affection of her contemporaries, and who was widely revered after her death." "Barrett here examines Livia's life and her role in Roman politics. He recounts her marriage to Augustus at the age of nineteen; her essential contributions to Augustus' initially tenuous position as ruler; her unprecedented authority during his reign; and her conflicts with Tiberius, who was unwilling to concede to his mother the kind of authority that Augustus had intended for her. Livia's remarkable life spanned two reigns that established the pattern of government for the Roman empire over the next four centuries."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-412) and index
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Subject Livia, Empress, consort of Augustus, Emperor of Rome, approximately 58 B.C.-29 A.D.
Empresses -- Rome -- Biography.
Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300127162 (electronic bk.)
9780300127164 (electronic bk.)