Livia's Power in Ancient Rome

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When one thinks of the ancient Roman heroes, Caesar and Augustus come to mind. We picture Roman men on the front lines in culture and society, while the women are kept back and oppressed. And while women definitely faced obstacles in ancient Rome, it didn't stop them from making an impact. This paper argues that Livia, wife of Roman emperor Augustus, was able to secretly manipulate politics in Rome as a mother and a wife, as seen in honorific statues, Ovid's poetry, and honorific titles.

Attribution: Tori L. Allen, "Livia's Power in Ancient Rome" (April 28, 2015). Young Historians Conference. Paper 2.

Link Description: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/younghistorians/2015/oralpres/2/

PDF Link: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1066&context=younghistorians

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