Women in Ancient Greece and Ro
Women in Ancient Greece and Ro CLST 313
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Questions on Strong Women of the Empire Livia was the wife of OctavianAugustus and the mother of his heir not his son Tiberius There are strongly divergent accounts of her character and behavior in the ancient sources I Suetonius Livia 1 How did Livia treat her grandson Claudius Why 2 What does she have to say about Claudius as concerns Rome Is she serious or is here exclamation merely a gure of speech 3 What did Augustus write to Livia about Claudius Why do you think he would he do so Why so often 11 Tacitus Livia 1 What kind of woman does Tacitus portray Livia as being 2 What crimes does he suggest she committed What are her motives 3 Does he ever state explicitly that she did so What is his evidence 4 Describe the relationship between Livia and Tiberius What lessons can you draw about Roman matronae and the view of them in Roman society from Tacitus description 111 Dio s Livia 1 How would you describe Livia s character in this extended passage 2 What is her relationship with Augustus 3 Do you nd this story plausible Or do you believe the version of Livia in Tacitus more likely to be true IV Julia Domna 1 What was Julia Domna like 2 Does Dio depict her like Livia How so 3 Do you think his depiction of Livia was based on that of Julia Domna
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