|Forlag||Taylor and Francis|
|Serie||Women of the Ancient World|
|Emne||Ancient history: to c 500 CE; History|
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Om Julia Domna
This book covers Julia's life, and charts her travels throughout the Empire from Aswan to York during a period of profound upheaval, and seeks the truth about this woman who inspired such extreme and contrasting views, exposing the instability of our sources about her, and characterizing a sympathetic, courageous, intelligent, and important woman.This book contains a fresh re-assessment of the one of the most significant figures of her time and questions: Was Julia more powerful than earlier empresses? Did she really promote despotism? How seriously is her literary circle to be taken? As part of a dynasty which used force and violence to preserve its rule, she was distrusted by its subjects; as a Syrian, she was the object of prejudice; as a woman with power, she was resented. On the other hand, Domna was the centre of a literary circle considered highly significant by nineteenth-century admirers.