By Marjorie Lightman
Profiles the lives of ladies from archaic Greece within the 7th century BCE to the autumn of Rome in 476 CE, together with poet Julia Balbilla, Boudicca, Cleopatra III, Sappho, and Eurydice.
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Speciﬁcally the law forbade carriages within a mile of Rome or in Roman towns except for religious festivals, purple trim on women’s clothing, or women’s possession of more than a half an ounce of gold. Although after Hannibal’s defeat, austerity laws directed against men were lifted, until the women protested the law remained in eﬀect against them. All of Aemilia’s children left a mark on Roman history. The eldest, Publius Cornelius Scipio, who suﬀered ill health, which prevented him for following a military and political career, became an outstanding orator.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962, p. 75. Pomeroy, Sarah B. Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity. New York: Schocken Books, 1975, pp. 81, 119. ) Greek: Samos and Egypt adventurer and murderer Agathocleia came to Egypt from the island of Samos oﬀ the coast of Asia Minor with her brother, 8 Agathocles, and their mother, Oenanthe. The name of their father is unknown. Agathocleia was a dancer, and her mother played the tambourine. Oenanthe became one of Ptolemy III’s many lovers and brought her children into the life of the palace.
Agrippina was exiled to the tiny island of Pandateria oﬀ the coast of Campania. Nero was banished to Pontia oﬀ the same coast and executed or forced to commit suicide in 31. In 30, Sejanus convinced Tiberius that Agrippina’s son Drusus was also a threat and should be imprisoned. He was incarcerated under the palace. In 31, the end came for Sejanus. Following receipt of information from the younger Antonia, 11 Agrippina the Younger, Julia mother-in-law to Agrippina and mother to Livilla, Tiberius ordered Sejanus imprisoned for treason.