A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women

A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women

History , Ancient History, Roman History
Hardback Published on: 07/09/2023
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Here's how the history of the Roman Empire usually goes. We start with Romulus, go on to Brutus overthrowing Tarquin, bounce through an appallingly tedious list of battles and generals and consuls, before emerging into the political stab-fest of the late Republic. From there, it runs through all the emperors, occasionally mentioning a wife or mother to show how bad things get when women get out of control, until Constantine invents Christianity and then Attila the Hun comes and ruins everything. But the history of Rome and empire is so much more than these Important Things. In this alternative history, Emma Southon traces the story of the Roman Empire through women: Vestal Virgins and sex workers, business owners and poets, martyrs and saints. Each gives a different perspective on women's lives and how they changed, across time and across class lines.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 9780861542307
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 35 mm

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A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women
Entertaining and informative
It's always good, and unfortunately still unusual, to see books centred around the lives of women in history. This one covers the Roman Empire through the ... READ MORE
A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women
A fun, easy and breezy read
Eat your heart out Nero, Caesar and Russell Crowe's Maximus, the women are center stage and have proven themselves to be as Good, Bad and Mad as their male... READ MORE
Megan Reed
A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women
Great book
Really enjoyable, accessible and funny, highly recommend!