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Imperial Women: A Study in Public Images, 40 Bc-Ad 68 (Mnemosyne, Supplements) [Paperback]

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Portraits of women -- on coins, public monuments, and private luxury objects --became an increasingly familiar sight throughout the Roman Empire. These portraits, always freighted with political significance, communicated social messages about the appropriate roles, behavior, and self-presentation of women. This book traces the emergence and development of the public female portrait, from Octavia, the first Roman woman to be represented on coinage, to the formidable and ambitious Agrippina the Younger, whose assassination demonstrated to later women the limits of official power they could demand.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   492
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 18, 2000
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004119507  
ISBN13  9789004119505  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

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Great source  May 13, 2007
Very helpful assessmentof literary and archeological sources. Used by my daughter for her Ancient History degree.

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