By Marjorie Lightman
Profiles the lives of girls from archaic Greece within the 7th century BCE to the autumn of Rome in 476 CE, together with poet Julia Balbilla, Boudicca, Cleopatra III, Sappho, and Eurydice.
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1–2. , ed. Andokides, On the Mysteries. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962, p. 75. Pomeroy, Sarah B. Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity. New York: Schocken Books, 1975, pp. 81, 119. ) Greek: Samos and Egypt adventurer and murderer Agathocleia came to Egypt from the island of Samos oﬀ the coast of Asia Minor with her brother, 8 Agathocles, and their mother, Oenanthe. The name of their father is unknown. Agathocleia was a dancer, and her mother played the tambourine. Oenanthe became one of Ptolemy III’s many lovers and brought her children into the life of the palace.
Plutarch. Moralia: Quaestiones Romanae 83. Bauman, Richard A. Women and Politics in Ancient Rome. London: Routledge, 1994, pp. 52–58. , G. Wissowa, and W. Kroll. Real-Encyclopadie d. Classischen Altertumswissenschaft 1893–. (Germany: multiple publishers) 153. ) political wife Roman: Rome Aemilia was the daughter of Caecilia Metella () from the rich and powerful Metelli clan. e. After the death of her father, Aemilia’s mother married Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the general who later became dictator of Rome.
G. Wissowa, and W. Kroll. Real-Encyclopadie d. Classischen Altertumswissenschaft 1893–. (Germany: multiple publishers) 169. Syme, Ronald. The Augustan Aristocracy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986, index. ) duplicitous wife Roman: Rome Aemilia Lepida and her younger brother, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, were the last descendants of the great republican family of the Aemilii Lepidi. Aemilia married Drusus Julius Caesar, and Marcus married Drusus’s sister, Julia Drusilla (). Drusus and his brother Nero Julius Caesar were the great-grandsons of Augustus and stood in direct line of succession to the elderly emperor Tiberius.
A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women (A to Z of Women) by Marjorie Lightman