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SUMMARY Caesars Wives Annelise Freisenbruch ✓ 1 READ CHARACTERS ☆ YESHLER.RU ✓ Annelise Freisenbruch Story of Octavian and Marc Antony's clash over the fate of the empire an archetypal story that has inspired a thousand retellings in a whole new light uncovering the crucial political roles these first first ladies played From there she takes us into the lives of the women who rose to power over the next five centuries often amid violence speculation and schemes ending in the fifth century ad with Galla Placidia who was captured by Goth invaders and married to one of their kings The politics of Rome are revealed through the stories of Julia a wisecracking daughter who disgraced her father by getting drunk in the Roman forum and having sex with strangers on the speaker's platform; Poppea a vain and beautiful mistress who persuaded the emperor to kill his mother so that they could marry; Domitia a wife who had a flagrant affair with an actor before conspiring in her husband's assassination; and Fausta a stepmother who tried to seduce her own stepson and then engineered his execution afterward she was boiled t. This is a poor attempt at rewriting historyThere is a recurring narrative the author uietly harps on as well as tools she uses to dismiss any opposition to her narrative In what I ll call Annie s complaint in her honor this narrative is all women of antiuity were unfairly afflicted with negative stereotypes and that no matter who the author is they are completely unreliable because of this Yes because no women in history has ever done anything bad or wrong Tacitus is the same as the notoriously unreliable author of the Historia Augusta This is a recurring theme without any evidence beyond claims that these stereotypes were no than tropes to dismiss women in positions of Imperial influence andor authority The men however are either self glorifying baby faced little boys or fierce barbarians who keep women down except when the women are too fierce to be kept downIt is true that s

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SUMMARY Caesars Wives Annelise Freisenbruch ✓ 1 READ CHARACTERS ☆ YESHLER.RU ✓ Annelise Freisenbruch In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend the wives mistresses mothers sisters and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers shameless adulteresses and conniving politicians in the high dramas of the Roman court Yet little has been known about who they really were and their true roles in the history making schemes of imperial Rome's ruling Caesars indeed how they figured in the rise decline and fall of the empire Now in Caesars' Wives Sex Power and Politics in the Roman Empire Annelise Freisenbruch pulls back the veil on these fascinating women in Rome's power circles giving them the chance to speak for themselves for the first time With impeccable scholarship and arresting storytelling Freisenbruch brings their personalities vividly to life from notorious Livia and scandalous Julia to Christian Helena Starting at the year 30 BC when Cleopatra Octavia and Livia stand at the cusp of Rome's change from a republic to an autocracy Freisenbruch relates the. Ancient imperial Rome has always been one of my favorite time periods in history If you have the same fascination I can seriously recommend this book by Annelise Freisenbruch about the women of the successive Caesars starting with the first emperor Augustus and his wife Livia and ending at the fall or rather replacement of the last Roman emperor in 476 by a German named Odoacer son of one of Attilla s followers While the history of the first dynastic Julio Claudian family is pretty well known and especially their wives daughters and mothers I had no knowledge of the emperors or wives of the successive three to four hundred years except for Trajan and Hadrian the latter a benign emperor and of course the builder of the Hadrian Wall Knowing not even the names of the further emperors of the following centuries it was a joy to be now told about them by Freisenbruch in a scholarly ye Bagaimana Manusia Mencari Erti Kebenaran joy to be now told about them by Freisenbruch in a scholarly ye

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SUMMARY Caesars Wives Annelise Freisenbruch ✓ 1 READ CHARACTERS ☆ YESHLER.RU ✓ Annelise Freisenbruch O death as punishmentFreisenbruch also tells a fascinating story of how the faces of these influential women have been refashioned over the millennia to tell often politically motivated stories about their reigns in the process becoming models of femininity and female power Illuminating the anxieties that persist even today about women in or near power and revealing the female archetypes that are a continuing legacy of the Roman Empire Freisenbruch shows the surprising parallels of these iconic women and their public and private lives with those of our own first ladies who become part of the political agenda as models of comportment or as targets for their husbands' opponents Sure to transform our understanding of these first ladies the influential women who witnessed one of the most gripping significant eras of human history Caesars' Wives is a significant new chronicle of an era that set the foundational story of Western Civilization and hung the mirror into which every era looks to find its own reflection. Freisenbruch manages to present what we know about the lives of imperial women in a concise manner that I found easy enough to read my copy having a strange repeating problem with the some letters being suished together about 13 the way across the page notwithstanding For me it was a joy that Freisenbruch chose to focus so much on the Julio Claudians since I find that period the most interesting by far but I have a feeling that was also informed by the amount of sources available on the topic This was despite the blurb on the cover of my edition mainly a scholarly work aimed at a scholarly audience and Freisenbruch seems to have written it with that audience firmly in mind The sentences are long and dense containing many clauses rather than the simpler sentence forms that seem to be preferred in popular histories such as Holland s some of Cartledge s work or Beard s latest It w Wolfhunter River joy that Freisenbruch chose to focus so much on the Julio Claudians since I find that period the most interesting by far but I have a feeling that was also informed by the amount of sources available on the topic This was despite the blurb on the cover of my edition mainly a scholarly work aimed at a scholarly audience and Freisenbruch seems to have written it with that audience firmly in mind The sentences are long and dense containing many clauses rather than the simpler sentence forms that seem to be preferred in popular histories such as Holland s some of Cartledge s work or Beard s latest It w

  • Hardcover
  • 337
  • Caesars Wives
  • Annelise Freisenbruch
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
  • 9781416583035