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Livia's tears: the presentation of Roman mourning

Hope, Valerie (2011). Livia's tears: the presentation of Roman mourning. In: Whittaker, Helène ed. In Memoriam: Commemoration, Communal Memory and Gender Values in the Ancient Graeco-Roman World. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 91–125.

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Abstract

This chapter investigates how the empress Livia is represented as mourning figure in Latin literature. It focuses on Tacitus' Annals, Seneca's Consolation to Marcia and the pseudo Ovid Consolation to Livia. It contrasts how mourning is represented in different literary genres, and relates this to both the characterisation of Livia and the changing face of Roman mourning.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 by Helène Whittaker and contributors
ISBN: 1-4438-3290-1, 978-1-4438-3290-8
Keywords: Rome; Livia; mourning; grief; Seneca; Tacitus; consolation
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 30513
Depositing User: Valerie Hope
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 14:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30513
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