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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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Despite widespread and malicious gossip that she had poisoned Claudius, Nero followed Claudius as emperor in 54. On every count Agrippina had succeeded. She was truly her mother’s daughter. She exercised enormous power during the early years of Nero’s reign, generally viewed as Nero’s best years. However, her domination of his life came to a predictable end. Nero had an affair with Acte, a freedwoman, in spite of Agrippina’s objections. Agrippina’s lover, Pallas, lost his power, and Lucius Annaeus Seneca and Sextus Afranius Burrus, Nero’s closest advisers, turned against her.

Sealey, R. ” Classical Antiquity 3 (1984): pp. 111–133. Walters, K. R. ” In Woman’s Power, Man’s Game: Essays on Classical Antiquity in Honor of Joy K. King, ed.

They settled on their unsold estates in Tagaste, a region that had once been rich farmland, but a long period of Roman mismanagement and corruption compounded by drought had impoverished the area and eroded the urban infrastructure. It also was an area in which orthodox Christianity, favored by Albina and her family, faced serious competition from the Donatists, a sect that arose during the Diocletian persecutions at the end of the third century. These successors of Christians who had willingly suffered and even died for their faith were now a rigorist community with their own bishops and churches.

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