Time: October 12, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Big Green Bookshop
Street: Brampton Park Road
City/Town: Wood Green London N22 6BG
Website or Map: http://www.biggreenbookshop.c…
Phone: 8881 6767
Event Tag: books, history
Posted By: Liz
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2018
Ever wanted to know more about Romans but didn't know where to start?
Join Dr Emma Southon to launch her debut book: Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore, a witty, feminist, extremely accessible biography of Agrippina the Younger, written for people who don't know their Caesar from their Augustus.
Agrippina was the first true Roman empress - the mother of Nero, the wife of Claudius, the sister of Caligula. They said she was a tyrant, a murderer and the most wicked woman in history.
She forced her way into the male space of Roman politics and demanded to be recognised and an equal and a leader. For her audacity, she was murdered by her son and reviled by history.
She was the sister, niece, wife and mother of emperors. She was an empress in her own right. And she was a nuanced, fearless trailblazer in the Roman world.
The story of Agrippina is the story of a woman and the story of an empire at its glorious, bloody height.
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