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By Anthony A. Barrett

This is often the 1st biography in English of 1 of Rome's most famed and notorious girls, Livia (58 BC-AD 29), spouse of Augustus and mom of Tiberius, who ruled imperial politics for many years. the 1st 1/2 the research offers a chronological background of her impressive existence via a thematic exploration of the massive impact she had which was once a continual resource of rivalry among Livia and Tiberius. virtually half the publication includes appendices, assets and notes, leaving the 1st a part of the learn extra available to basic readers. it is a scholarly paintings which strives to right the lasting effect that Robert Graves (in I Claudius ) has left of a manipulative murderess.

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