Anthony A. BARRETT, Agrippina, Mother of Nero. Londres, Batsford, 1 vol. 16 χ 24 cm, XXI p., 19 fig. Prix: 25 £. ISBN Evil and. In this study, the author uses the latest numismatic, historical and archaeological evidence to reveal the true character behind the legend of Agrippina and to. : Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire ( ): Anthony A. Barrett: Books.
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Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and agrippins her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict.
In the later chapters, Barrett interprets Agrippina’s marriage to Claudius as a political alliance between two members of the imperial family: There are so many different names and relations and Roman terms that it is very slow going, while antbony the relations straight is next to impossible without constant reference to family trees.
I love this period of Roman History and Nero in particular fascinates me. Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire.
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I’m a fast reader and this book still took me an entire day to read. Claudius seemed to have agrippiba less opposition in the latter part of his principate than he had done earlier. Biography has not been a fashionable form of historical writing in recent years, in a climate of scholarship that dismisses the significance of the individual and sometimes even the reality barrrett the individual “self” now described as a “social construct”.
That is certainly the case with this book on Agrippina. All the things she goes through eats away at her slowly till she finally has enough and just creates her own path regardless of the consequences.
According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him.
We collapsed into chairs in front of the amthony fireplace, and stared at it blankly.
The last of the series, by the same author as the present volume, was Caligula: In this respect, Barrett acknowledges that Agrippina was the product of her society: Agrippina’s political abilities also had their limits, and dealing with an inexperienced teenager was one of them; Agrippina failed to understand that Nero, unlike Claudius, would not appreciate the value of agrippija partner in power. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Other editions – View all Agrippina: Moreover, as a technical detail, the professional reader will not be content with the way inscriptions are printed in the list of sources p.
The lesson of her fate was not lost on women of later dynasties, none of whom ever again tried to claim the official status of coregent. But in his dy Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. No trivia or quizzes anthohy. Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire.
Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire by Anthony A. Barrett
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The Owl Pen bee-yard, a dream for years, was at last a reality. According to Barrett, Agrippina’s one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific agrpipina violent circumstances.
On pagesBarrett lists every reference to Agrippina in the ancient authors, organized by author, in chronological order and in order of the appearance of each reference in the ancient text. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
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She’s very agrpipina towards specific traditions, and very direct. Account Antthony Sign in. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She is depicted as an overly sexual manipulator with no shame and a strong thirst for power in ancient sources and this book tries to sort through this inaccurate depiction and figure out what the real Agrippina was like. Barrett Snippet view – Elizabeth rated it it was amazing May 31, As noted above, he makes no pretense to offer a feminist analysis of or apologia for Agrippina’s life.
As the mother of Emperor Nero, the readers will be astounded to learn about her younger life The exploration of this stereotype in its broader context, however, is not the primary purpose of Barrett’s book. In this dynamic new biography – the first on Agrippina in English – Professor Barrett uses antnony latest archaeological, numismatic and historical evidence to provide a close and detailed study of her life and career.
Historians are obliged by the nature of their craft to proceed by weighing the balance of probabilities – and good historians are those who evaluate the available evidence with skill, insight, and impartiality.
Appendix V Agrippinas Movements in Late Feb 16, James Miller rated it really liked it. Emma rated it liked it Feb 13, This book actually starts off a little hard to follow and gets bogged down in details of obscure family members, but after that, things really click. In this first biography of Agrippina in English, Anthony A. In his preface, Barrett observes that the lives of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, the parents of his two most recent subjects, would merit historical monographs in their own right, raising the possibility that such studies may be forthcoming.
Firstly, this is very dense reading. Imogen Herrad rated it really liked it Jan 28, I thought Barrett did a good job of not going too far with any crazy interpretations or assertions and used ancient sources effectively to support his opinions.