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Professor Catharine Edwards explores the story of the remarkable Livia, wife of the emperor Augustus, mother of the emperor Tiberius and a woman whose influence was felt across the Roman world for over 60 years. But as Catharine explains, imperial women who lacked perfect political judgement would end up not as leaders but as victims. Both Augustus's daughter Julia and his granddaughter Agrippina would die miserably in exile.

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1 hour

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Thu 30 May 2013 22:30


Role Contributor
PresenterCatharine Edwards
DirectorElliott Gerner
ProducerTom Webber

Women and Power: Empresses of Ancient Rome

Women and Power: Empresses of Ancient Rome

Professor Catharine Edwards on what fascinates her about the women of imperial Rome.