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1 Barrett, Anthony A. AGRIPPINA Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Yale University Press 1996 0300065981 / 9780300065985 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Very faint shelfwear to book else fine. DJ has light shelfwear now in mylar ; 330pp, 19 illustrations. Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances. Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role. ; 330 pages 
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2 Barrett, Anthony A. AGRIPPINA Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Yale University Press 1996 0300065981 / 9780300065985 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. Light shelfwear to DJ. ; 330pp, 19 illustrations. Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances. Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role. ; 330 pages 
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3 Barrett, Anthony A. AGRIPPINA Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Yale University Press 1999 0300078560 / 9780300078565 Softcover Very Good+ 
Book is fine. Light shelfwear to DJ. ; 330pp, 19 illustrations. Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances. Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role. ; 330 pages 
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4 Barrett, Anthony A. CALIGULA The Corruption of Power
Yale University Press 1989 0300046537 / 9780300046533 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Book has very minor shelfwear. ; 1.5 x 9.5 x 5.9 Inches; 334 pages; Was the Roman emperor Caligula really the depraved despot of popular legend? In this book-the first major reassessment of Caligula`s life and career in over fifty years-Anthony A. Barrett draws on archaeological, numismatic, and literary evidence to evaluate this infamous figure in the context of the system that gave him absolute power. 
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5 Barrett, Anthony A. CALIGULA The Corruption of Power
Yale University Press 1989 0300046537 / 9780300046533 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear, creasing and a bit of chipping. Book has very minor shelfwear ; 1.5 x 9.5 x 5.9 Inches; 334 pages; Was the Roman emperor Caligula really the depraved despot of popular legend? In this book-the first major reassessment of Caligula`s life and career in over fifty years-Anthony A. Barrett draws on archaeological, numismatic, and literary evidence to evaluate this infamous figure in the context of the system that gave him absolute power. 
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6 Barrett, Anthony A. LIVIA First Lady of Imperial Rome
Yale University Press 2002 0300091966 / 9780300091960 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has 1 small closed tear now in mylar. ; 1.23 x 9.46 x 6.36 Inches; 464 pages; Livia (58 B.C.-A.D. 29)-the wife of the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, and mother of the second, Tiberius-wielded power at the center of Roman politics for most of her long life. Livia has been portrayed as a cunning and sinister schemer, but in this biography (the first in English devoted to her) Livia emerges as a much more complex individual. Achieving influence unprecedented for a woman, she won support and even affection from her contemporaries and was widely revered after her death.

Anthony A. Barrett, author of acclaimed biographies of Caligula and Agrippina, here examines Livia's life and her role in Roman politics. He recounts the events of her life, from her early days as a member of the wealthy and powerful Claudian family through her final conflicts with the new Emperor Tiberius. Barrett also considers how Livia helped shape the pattern of Roman government that prevailed for the next four centuries. 
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7 Barrett, Anthony A. LIVIA First Lady of Imperial Rome
Yale University Press 2002 0300091966 / 9780300091960 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book has minor bump to 1 corner. DJ now in mylar. ; 1.23 x 9.46 x 6.36 Inches; 464 pages; Livia (58 B.C.-A.D. 29)-the wife of the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, and mother of the second, Tiberius-wielded power at the center of Roman politics for most of her long life. Livia has been portrayed as a cunning and sinister schemer, but in this biography (the first in English devoted to her) Livia emerges as a much more complex individual. Achieving influence unprecedented for a woman, she won support and even affection from her contemporaries and was widely revered after her death.

Anthony A. Barrett, author of acclaimed biographies of Caligula and Agrippina, here examines Livia's life and her role in Roman politics. He recounts the events of her life, from her early days as a member of the wealthy and powerful Claudian family through her final conflicts with the new Emperor Tiberius. Barrett also considers how Livia helped shape the pattern of Roman government that prevailed for the next four centuries. 
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8 Paterculus, Velleius; J. C. Yardley & Anthony A. Barrett VELLEIUS PATERCULUS: THE ROMAN HISTORY From Romulus and the Foundation of Rome to the Reign of the Emperor Tiberius. Translated, with Introduction and Notes
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011 1603845917 / 9781603845915 Paperback Very Good+ 
Light pencil marginalia and underlining to a few pages by R. E. Fantham. ; This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation? The first English language translation in nearly ninety years? Seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index. ; Hackett Classics; 224 pages 
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