The career of Agrippina the Younger was successful, her achievements and honours are a testament to her success. For the majority of her life, Agrippina became a very powerful and influential person even as a woman in Ancient Rome. Her Julio-Claudian linage was the major factor which allowed Agrippina’s power and influence to flourish, being the great granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, and daughter of Agrippina the Elder and Germanicus meant that she already had an established foundation of success in Rome. Her controversial role meant that she challenged the standards of her time, and this represented a crucial stage not only in the development of her power, but also for the women who would succeed her. Several busts depict Agrippina with physical
Women were not treated equal to men. When women started to work in the factories, during the Industrial Revolution, they began to think that if they are working with men then they should get the same rights as men. Women were working hard but were treated unfairly, they got less money than men, even though they worked harder in the factories as well as they still ran their households. They decided to start the Women’s Suffrage Act. Women were treated like property and got little to no respect.Women should be treated equal to men.
Livia was a part of the early times in ancient Rome. She may not have been as well known as the men during her time, but she still had a lasting impact on society. Livia Drusilla was the daughter of Livius Drusus Claudianus and Alfidia. Livia was also called Julia Augusta. Livia played a major role in the cult of the deified Augustus. Livia was an ancient ruler in ancient Rome and worked alongside her husband Augustus for 52 years. Livia was definitely more independent than most women due to her husband treating her as more of an equal. Livia was the wife of Augustus, she worked a lot behind the scenes of the government, and she was more of a partner then just a wife. Livia also was responsible for having an eligible heir to the throne and
Odysseus is portrayed as a handsome man in the Odyssey because during the Mycenaean and Homeric period men that had any trace of an athlete in them were considered to be good looking because of their masculinity, strength and toned bodies. Whereas in the Penelopiad, Odysseus is portrayed to be the opposite of that. Because Atwood has drawn from the information given in the Odyssey, there is not a clear picture drawn of Odysseus excluding the influence of society’s views during the time, so Atwood has portrayed Odysseus in a way that she sees him. In the 21st Century BCE most men whose strength is in throwing events, like Odysseus, are seen to be short and stocky which is what is seen of where Atwood draws Odysseus’ looks from.
Feminist criticism focuses on the construction of gender roles, psychoanalysing literature to explore the issue of male and female identity. Coriolanus has interested feminist critics because of its complex exploration of the relationship between Coriolanus and his mother, Volumnia. The power in their relationship does not come from their gender or social standing, but their character. Feminist critic Janet Adelman has commented that Coriolanus gets his power from Volumnia; his ‘masculine’ strength is created from hers.
Agrippina the Younger’s role during the Claudius’ principate was quite simple, she was to establish a familial connection between Claudius and both the Julian and Claudian linage. The commonalities between Claudius and Agrippina resulted in a beneficial relationship that allowed her influence to increase. By being the great granddaughter of Augustus, Agrippina held a powerful position which helped legitimise the reign of Claudius, hence she was given the title Augusta with her official name on coins and inscriptions as Iulia Augusta, which conveyed the notion of being an empress. Consequently, this enforced his position as princeps, especially persuading the senate which doubted his ascension to emperor. Because of her power and influence, Agrippina had a positive relationship with the senate which brought stability between them and Claudius, thus she was given the right to use the carpentum at festivals, as well as to sit in the senate itself and discuss various matters--
Livia as history most often knows her as the wife of Augustus for over fifty years from 38 BC her husband’s death in 14 AD it a very long time in view of life expectancy in ancient Rome. They remained married despite the fact that she had no children. Livia’s position as first lady of the imperial household, her own family connections, her confident personality and her private wealth allowed her to exercise power during his lifetime and afterward. All the Julio-Claudian emperors were her direct descendants: Tiberius was her son; Gaius (Caligula) , her great-grandson; Claudius , her grandson; Nero , her great-great-grandson.
Cleopatra is known for her sexual relations and her thrive for power, yet she had a way with words that allowed her to get away with these offenses that were taboo. She was involved with the two most intellectual romans of her time, and they themselves thought Cleopatra was a goddess. She talked her way into Roman and Egyptian politics and stole the hearts of the Egyptian people even though she was technically Greek. The Romans on the other hand thought she was a harlot who employed sex, used witchcraft, and grasped the power beyond what was proper for women. The Romans created a vast amount of propaganda and twisted the true story of her life. In order for her to stay in power she murdered family members, deceived enemies, and cared almost
Fighting for equality to influence education has comes a long way. Fighting can be a confrontation or a struggle that humans can face with others that disagree with their opinion. Equality is considered being equal in statues, rights, and opportunity for each and every single female and male of every race. Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instructions to children and adults.
Hence, Livia’s alleged power-play was mirrored by that of Agrippina the Younger in her zeal to have Nero as successor to the deceased Claudius. Suetonius provides yet more evidence of the way in which imperial women (as mothers or empresses?) jostled for power in the form of Messalina sending assassins to kill Nero so that Britannicus would inherit the Principate from his father, Claudius. Even if Suetonius’ account is fictitious, it was still considered plausible enough to be spread around as gossip as this may have reflected a very real fear that members of the imperial family were using their authority and esteem to secure positions of power for
Livia and Augustus and William and Mary—ruling couples whose dynasties are separated by more than one thousand years and one thousand miles. Despite the time separating these two rulers, there are many similarities in the power dynamics of their relationship that unite them. Scholarly work has tended to focus on either the role each partner had in the ruling or how the two partners worked together. It is the purpose of this paper to compare and contrast the role each woman had in the operations of the government and how each woman was used as a tool for propagandistic purposes, focusing on how both influenced clemency, elevated their status beyond that of what was expected for an upper-class woman, their involvement in the religious life of
Livia Drucilla was one of the most influential imperial women during and after the principates of her husband Augustus and son-in-law Tiberius. Even though the imperial women who followed such as Agrippina the Elder and Younger emulated her actions and also embodied the same role, Livia was the original first lady of Rome. The role of the women in the Julio-Claudian era was to legitimize and support the emperors as wives, mothers, and sisters. Livia was able to support both her husband Augustus’ new polices as well as have influence during the reign of Tiberius through her public works and associations with various goddesses. As a result of her noble family lineage, Livia’s public image functioned to legitimize Augustus’ rule as well as gain
This short story wants to highlight the important role of Empresses or Empress consorts in the Late Antiquity. Although they had no direct military power, their influence on the politics of 5th century can’t be underestimated. They had a great influence on their male family members, who often were blamed to have no back bone.
As against this basic principle of democracy what is normally seen is that society alwys kept women the lower pedestral from men are excluded from different walks of life, especially in Politics. The U.N.O Observes that women constitute "world 's
The following analysis questions the democratic effects in the ancient citizenship Athens and eventually attempts to clarify the development of democracy and its significant influence in Europe in respect to equality. Ancient Greece assumes the role of a foundation of contemporary democracy in Europe being consistent with civilizations regarding the ideas of freedom and liberty. It is notwithstanding questionable how this civilization originated such political thought without considering the relevance of equality moreover separating certain instances inside the community by their own right: in ancient Athens, likewise in other citizenships around ancient Greece like Sparta, a male dominance is observable; only men at the age of eighteen are considered as part of the citizenship while foreigners, slaves and eventually women are intentionally segregated from the community.