Item description for Imperial Women: A Study in Public Images, 40 B.c. - A.d. 68 (Mnemosyne, Supplements Mnemosyne, Supplements) by Susan E. Wood...
This volume traces the emergence and development of the public female portrait, from Octavia, the first Roman woman to be represented in propria persona on coinage, to the formidable and ambitious Agrippina the Younger, whose assassination demonstrated to later women the limits of official power they could demand. The text offers an account of how, from the end of the Roman Republic to the death of the last Julio-Claudian emperor, portraits of women - on coins, public monuments, and private luxury objects - became an increasingly familiar sight throughout the empire. These women usually represented the distinguished bloodlines of the head of state. The text considers how these objects also communicated social messages about the appropriate roles, behaviour and self-presentation of women.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.6" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004119698 ISBN13 9789004119697
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More About Susan E. Wood
Susan E. Wood, Ph.D. (1979) in Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, is a Professor of Art History at Oakland University. She has published extensively on Roman portraiture and funerary monuments.