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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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1 hour

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Thu 13 Jun 2013 22:45


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.