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  Agrippina the Elder - LoveToKnow 1911
AGRIPPINA, the "elder," daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa by his third wife Julia, was the grand-daughter of Augustus and the wife of Germanicus.
Agrippina had a large family by Germanicus, several of whom died young, while only two are of importance - Agrippina the "younger" and Gaius Caesar, who succeeded Tiberius under the name of Caligula.
Agrippina was a woman of the highest character and exemplary morality.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Agrippina the Younger
Agrippina the Younger was the daughter of Germanicus Julius Caesar and of Vipsania Agrippina (Agrippina the Elder).
Agrippina attained the long-coveted position of imperial wife, and Claudius was able to keep the daughter of his still popular brother Germanicus from marrying someone else and so legitimating a potential rival with her family connection.
Agrippina was thought to have manipulated her husband so that he adopted Nero just as she had arranged his marriage with Octavia, since it moved her son to the head of the line for succession.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Agrippina the Elder
Vipsania Agrippina, always simply Agrippina or Agrippina the Elder, when it is necessary to distinguish her from Agrippina the Younger, was a daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and of Julia, the daughter and only child of the emperor Augustus.
Agrippina remained intractable even as a prisoner; on one occasion her behavior earned her a beating so severe that she lost an eye.
Agrippina was "characterized by her outstanding fertility" (insigni fecunditate), Tac.
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  Agrippina the elder
Agrippina Major (Latin for "the elder"), daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa by his third wife Julia, was the grand-daughter of Augustus, the wife of Germanicus, and the mother of Agrippina Minor and Caligula.
Agrippina had a large family by Germanicus, several of whom died young, and only two are of historical importance -- Agrippina Minor and Gaius Caesar, who succeeded Tiberius under the name of Caligula.
Agrippina was a woman of the highest character and exemplary morality.
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 Ancient Roman Empresses - Crystalinks
Agrippina was exiled to the island of Pandateria where she too died of starvation in A. Though the official story was that she committed suicide, she was probably starved to death on the orders of the aging emperor Tiberius.
Agrippina the younger was one of three daughters of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder.
Agrippina the Younger was hated and feared by many of the Roman nobility amongst whom she lived and, no doubt, many of them were secretly glad to have her out of the way.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Agrippina the Elder
Agrippina Major (Latin for "the elder"), daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa by his third wife Julia, was the grand-daughter of Augustus, the wife of Germanicus, and the mother of Agrippina Minor and Caligula.
Agrippina had a large family by Germanicus, several of whom died young, and only two are of historical importance -- Agrippina Minor and Gaius Caesar, who succeeded Tiberius under the name of Caligula.
Agrippina was a woman of the highest character and exemplary morality.
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 Feminae Romanae: The Women of Ancient Rome
Tacitus' magnificent histories of the period are a primary source for our knowledge of the unfortunate Agrippina the Elder (daughter of Agrippa and granddaughter of Augustus) and her daughter, Agrippina the Younger.
The story of the younger Agrippina has often been told as a cautionary tale, from her supposed murder of the Emperor husband, Claudius, to her eventual murder by her Emperor son, Nero.
Agrippina is significant not only by her active participation in her husband's career but by her willingness to assume a leading role after his death for those who opposed the political acts of Sejanus and Tiberius.
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She, too, gathered about her, as the elder Julia had done, a court of elegant youths, men of letters, and poets,--Ovid was of the number,--and with this group she hoped to be able to hold the balance of power in the government against that coterie of aged senators who paid court to Livia.
Agrippina was not evil; she was ambitious, violent, intriguing, imprudent, and thoughtless, and therefore could easily adapt her own feelings and interests to what seemed expedient.
Furthermore, Agrippina was the least intelligent of the women of the family, and her senseless opposition could be tolerated as long as Livia and Antonia, the two really serious ladies of the family, sided with Tiberius.
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 Agrippina the elder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Agrippina Major (Latin for "the elder"), daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa by his third wife Julia Caesaris, was grand-daughter of Augustus, wife of Germanicus, and the mother of Agrippina Minor and Caligula.
Agrippina was a favourite with her grandfather Augustus, who loved her for her virtuous qualities of Roman wife.
Agrippina was in the East with Germanicus, when died at Antioch in 19, poisoned by Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso, governor of Syria, it was said by order of Tiberius.
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 Amazon.com: Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire: Books: Anthony A. Barrett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Agrippina's story is a narrative of the first century of the empire, from the adoption of Octavius to the varying accounts of her sensational death.
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Agrippina was the sister of Caligula, the wife of Claudius and the mother of Nero.
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 Diotima
Agrippina herself was somewhat rash, but because of her castitas and love for her husband, she converted even her irrepressible spirit to advantage.
Agrippina was always truculent, but she was further roused at that time because of the danger to her kin.
Agrippina's description of herself as a living statue, born of divine blood is very striking, particularly when coupled with the phrase 'ad cultum delegerit' which is how she describes her friendship with Pulchra.
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 Agrippina Rehabilitated
She was the great-great grandniece of Julius Caesar, the great-granddaughter of Caesar Augustus, the granddaughter of Agrippa (Augustus' General) and Julia (Augustus' daughter), and the daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder.
One of Agrippina's clear goals from the beginning was to ease the way for her son Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (Nero) to succeed Claudius ahead of his own son Britannicus.
Agrippina appears to have been just as ambitious and ruthless as the men who surrounded her, but she was easily twice as effective.
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 Ancient Roman History Timeline V
Agrippina was the granddaughter of Augustus, by way of his only daughter Julia, and her husband, Augustus' faithful friend and confidant Agrippa.
Agrippina accompanied Germanicus on his military campaigns, (it is from his victories which Germanicus posthumously secured the name "Germanicus", similar to Scipio Africanus securing the name "Africanus") and she apparently was very much admired by the Roman soldiers.
Agrippina, determined to appease the memory of her husband and bring down Tiberius, is reported to have lead riots against Tiberius.
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 THE TIMES: FOREIGN NEWS:Agrippina's villa found near Tiber
Agrippina, granddaughter of Augustus, was the mother of Caligula and wife of the popular soldier-hero Germanicus, whom she believed should have succeeeded Augustus, but who was poisoned.
In the 1st century the area - which lies across the Tiber from the city centre - was dominated by Agrippina's extensive villa and gardens and the adjoining racecourse, which became the bloodstained circus where Agrippina's son Caligula and her grandson Nero had their enemies put to death.
The villa and gardens of Agrippina - practically in the country, as far as the Romans were concerned - were bordered on one side by the Tiber, and on the other by a cemetery and the racecourse.
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 Agrippina the Younger - LoveToKnow 1911
AGRIPPINA, the "younger" (A.D. 16-5 9), daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the elder, sister of Caligula and mother of Nero, was born at Oppidum Ubiorum on the Rhine, afterwards named in her honour Colonia Agrippinae (mod.
As this proved a failure, he had her put to death at her country house.
Agrippina wrote memoirs of her times, referred to 'by Tacitus (Ann.
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 Nero - ExampleProblems.com
His mother was the namesake of her own mother Agrippina the elder who was granddaughter to Octavia's brother Caesar Augustus and his wife Scribonia through their daughter Julia Caesaris and her husband Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
Agrippina and Livilla were soon exiled to the Pontian islands.
Seneca attempted to convince the Senate that she was orchestrating a conspiracy against her son, but the reputation of the Emperor was damaged beyond repair by this case of matricide.
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 Agrippina
In this case, Agrippina the younger was the source of power and strength for her famous son Nero.
Agrippina led a life filled with scandal and controversy, and she was well known for her relentless scheming.
Julia Agrippina the younger was born on November 6 in 15 B.C.E. in Ara Ubiorum.
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 Greek & Roman Antiquities - Articles - Ancient Rulers - Caligula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Agrippina was daughter to Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and Julia Caesaris.
The soldiers were amused whenever Agrippina would put a miniature soldier costume on young Gaius, and he was soon given his nickname "Caligula" (or Caligulae), meaning "Little [Soldier's] boots" in Latin, after the small boots he wore as part of his costume.
His mother Agrippina was banished to the tiny island of Pandataria, where she starved herself to death.
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 Agrippina the Elder - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Agrippina, which premiered in Italy in 1709, is...
Sons and mothers: Agrippina, Semiramis, and the philological construction of gender roles in early modern Germany (Lohenstein's 'Agrippina,' 1665)
The funerary urn containing the ashes of Agrippina, the mother of the mad emperor Caligula, was emptied out and used as a grain measure during the Middle Ages.
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Out of two cornucopia sprout four portraits in symmetry: left, the Emperor Claudius and his spouse Agrippina the Younger; opposite them, Germanicus and his wife Agrippina the Elder, the rulers parents-in-law.
The year 49 A. saw the beginning of Claudius fourth marriage and great hope was being placed in Agrippina the Younger, here represented as Cybele, the goddess of fertility, to provide the drastic change for the better which was so desperately needed after the murder of Messalina.
It is possible that the stone is thus an official marriage gift to the imperial couple, for at this point nobody could suspect that the installation of this domineering and scheming woman as Augusta and the adoption of her son Nero as future emperor would have such disastrous consequences for both Claudius and the state.
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 Agrippina Biography (c.14 BC–AD 33) (known as Agrippina the Elder) Online Encyclopedia Article About Agrippina ...
Agrippina Biography (c.14 BC–AD 33) (known as Agrippina the Elder)
She married Germanicus Caesar (15 BC–AD 19), and was the mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger.
Regarded as a model of heroic womanhood, she accompanied her husband on his campaigns.
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 Imperial Portraiture
Mother of Drusus the Elder and Tiberius by Tiberius Claudius Nero.
Son of Marcus Agrippa and Julia the Elder.
Daughter of Marcus Agrippa by Julia the Elder.
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 Caligula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus was the third son of Germanicus (nephew of Tiberius) and Agrippina the elder and was born at Antium in AD 12.
When he was in his late teens his mother and elder brothers were arrested and died horribly due to the plotting of the praetorian prefect Sejanus.
Julia Agrippina and Julia Livilla were banished and their property seized by the emperor.
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 Greek & Roman Antiquities - Articles - Ancient Rulers - Emperor Nero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Agrippina attempted to intervene in favor of Octavia and demanded that her son dismiss Acte.
As Nero grew angrier at Agrippina’s unofficial rule through him, he began to plot his own mother’s murder, justifying his tactics by claiming she was conspiring against him, which was not the case.
Nero was so furious with his mother, Agrippina, because she was sharing the power with him, that he told soldiers to kill her.
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 The Scholars of Shen Zhou :: View topic - Biographies and Essays by SOSZ Members
From this marriage was Nero Caesar, Drusus Caesar, Gaius (the Emperor Caligula), Agrippina the Younger, Drusilla and Julia Livilla.
The next year however, her mother, Agrippina the Elder and her brothers, Nero and Drusus, exiled and imprisoned respectively, the reason being that Tiberius, a Claudian, had hostility towards the family of Germanicus, and especially towards the Elder Agrippina and her political maneuvering at the year 29.
Agrippina’s death by Nero was the result of a combination of factors, which could be said, that led one from another.
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