The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World

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In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and...

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“A lively and intermittently potty-mouthed biography of Nero's remarkable mother contains fascinating vignettes of Roman life, and explores why Roman authors wrote about women in the way that they...

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