Advantages Of Livia

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Evidently, Queen Mary’s death was a means for her husband’s political allies and enemies to reshape the future of the country. Augustus’ enemies also used Livia as a political tool to damage the reputation of his dynasty. Despite the similarities, there are differences among these post humous attacks. Livia is described by her critics as a bad mother and wife; she is the wicked stepmother and is charged by Tacitus for poisoning Augustus and killing those in line for the throne for the advancement of her own son. Mary II is criticizes by Jacobites for siding with her husband during the Glorious Revolution, which pushed her father off his throne. While Livia is primarily criticized for her failings as a mother, Mary is criticized for her actions
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