Much of the research on the Roman Empire focuses on the Emperors themselves, but less on the powerful women of the Imperial court. It was such women who it is argued often wielded the power behind the throne. Examples include Livia Drusilla, third wife of the first Emperor Augustus: Julia Agrippina, sister of Caligula, fourth wife of Claudius and mother of Nero: Julia Mammaea, mother of Severus Alexander: and Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius the Great, half sister of Honorius and mother of Valentinian III. In this talk Roman expert Dr Simon Elliott explores the levers of power in the Imperial Roman court, and how the women of the Imperial family were able to use them to influence the governance of the Empire.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-09-06 18:00 2018-09-06 18:00 Europe/London Women and Power in Imperial Rome Roman expert Dr Simon Elliott explores the levers of power in the Imperial Roman court, and how the women of the Imperial family were able to use them to influence the governance of the Empire. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/09/06/women-and-power-in-imperial-rome-179636 Guildhall Library,Aldermanbury,,London