Mother of the Gracchi
By (author) Suzanne Dixon
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Cornelia by Suzanne Dixon
Book DescriptionExamining the remarkable life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue, fidelity and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon presents an in-depth study of the woman who perhaps represented the ideal of the Roman matrona more than any other. Studying her life during a period of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, wife of an aristocrat, and mother of the Gracchi; and how these enabled her to move in high echelons of society. For students and scholars of classical studies and Roman history, this book will give students a glimpse into the life of Cornelia, and of the influence she had on the period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415331470
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suzanne Dixon
Cornelia, Paperback (April 2006)
Examining the life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue and intelligence, this book presents a study of the woman who represented the ideal of the Roman "matrona". It examines her attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, wife of an aristocrat, and mother of the Gracchi; and how these enabled her to move in high echelons of society.
Reading Roman Women, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Suzanne Dixon
How do we retrieve the lives of "real Roman women"? This book presents a range of examples to support the argument that our ideas of what we "know" about women's work, sexuality, commerce and political activity in the Roman world have been shaped by the format, or genre, of each ancient source.
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