"The Agrippinas: Two Women Against the Odds"



Past Web Lecture on June 23d 2021 with Livia Galante.

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The two Agrippina’s were formidable women, highly educated, determinate to maintain the power from behind the scenes, envied, feared and sometimes hated. Agrippina the Elder (14 BC - 33 AD) was the granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus; wife of the brilliant general Germanicus; mother of Emperor Caligula as well as Agrippina the Younger among the most famous of her 12 children.

Actively involved in politics, Agrippina she traveled with her husband on military campaigns showing in a few times an extraordinary temper.

Her daughter, Agrippina the younger dominated Roman imperial politics with commitment and capability. Wife of one emperor (Claudius), sister of another (Caligula), mother of a third (Nero), Agrippina the Younger , whose life ended tragically, was one of the most powerful empresses of the history of Rome.

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The Agrippinas: Two Women Against All Odds

Past Live Lecture June 23d 2021

Livia Galante


is known around town as the “Queen of Ostia” having bowled over princes, prelates, politicians and people with her love and knowledge of the ancient site. Livia has her Doctorate in archeology from La Sapienza and is exceptional at making the ancient stones come to life and recount the stories of the ancients who tread on them, the technique of the engineers who laid them and the world that circulated around them. She describes herself as, “Italian by birth, Archaeologist by education, and Tour Guide by a passion to share beauty”!