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Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries that saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed, including the empress Julia Domna.

Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned imperial consort Caenis, the empress Julia Domna - a Syrian who was commemorated in fascinating ways as far away as York - and Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine and a force in converting the empire to Christianity.

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