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  • Emma Southon

    In Ancient Rome all the best stories have one thing in common murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city; Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theatre, Claudius was poisoned at dinner and Galba was beheaded in the forum. In one fifty-year period, twenty-six emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? Emma Southon examines real-life homicides from Roman history to explore how perpetrator, victim and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside Ancient Rome s unique culture of crime and punishment, we see how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be...read more

  • Emma Southon

    An entertaining and informative look at the unique culture of crime, punishment, and killing in ancient Rome In ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common—murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one fifty-year period, twenty-six emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? In A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Emma Southon examines a trove of real-life homicides from Roman history to explore Roman culture, including how...read more

  • Emma Southon

    'Un libro muy recomendable y entretenido, donde la historiadora le gana siempre la partida a la feminista, y que hará las delicias de quienes busquen conocer más del mundo romano y los entresijos del Imperio.' —Qué Leer Esta es la historia de una mujer excepcional, cuyo atrevimiento al pisar esferas de poder reservadas a los hombres acabó costándole la vida. Una mujer a quien la historia y sus fuentes oficiales, escritas por y para hombres, han malinterpretado y vilipendiado sistemáticamente. Emma Southon rescata a Agripina la Menor, hermana, sobrina, esposa y madre de emperadores, y le devuelve el histórico papel central que efectivamente tuvo en cuatro generaciones de la...read more

  • Emma Southon

    The story of Agrippina, at the center of imperial power for three generations, is the story of the Julio-Claudia dynasty—and of Rome itself, at its bloody, extravagant, chaotic, ruthless, and political zenith. In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and the most powerful woman of the Roman empire, using sex, motherhood, manipulation, and violence to get her way and single-minded in her pursuit of power for herself and her son, Nero. This book follows Agrippina as a daughter, born in Cologne, to the expected heir to Augustus’s throne;...read more