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  Livia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A general amnesty was announced, and Livia returned to Rome, where she was personally introduced to Octavian in 39 BC.
While reporting various unsavoury hearsay, the ancient sources generally portray Livia (Julia Augusta) as a woman of proud and queenly attributes, faithful to her imperial husband, for whom she was a worthy consort, forever poised and dignified.
Archaeology of the Villa of Livia at Primaporta
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 Livia Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Livia Drusa Augusta or Livia Drusilla (58 BC-29 AD) was the wife of Augustus and the most powerful woman in Roman history, acting several times as regent and being Augustus' faithful advisor.
Being Augustus the father of only one daughter (Julia Caesaris by Scribonia), Livia revealed to be an ambitious mother and soon started to push her own sons, Tiberius and Drusus into power.
One by one, all the sons of Julia Caesaris by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa died, ancient sources suggest Livia's aid on this, and Tiberius was nominated heir to the Empire.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/l/li/livia.html   (714 words)

Despite the fact that Livia was never able to bear children for Augustus (although she may have had a miscarriage or stillbirth), their marriage lasted 52 years.
The cameo below shows Livia wearing the mural crown associated with Cybele, the Great Mother; in one hand she holds stalks of wheat, symbol of Ceres, and in the other is the bust of the divine Augustus.
It was not until the accession of her grandson Claudius that Livia herself was deified as “diva Augusta” in 41 CE.
www.vroma.org /~bmcmanus/livia.html   (818 words)

 Online Companion to Worlds of Roman Women: State
Augustus' wife Livia was publicly acclaimed and given special privileges as a model of the traditional materfamilias while she assumed a new public presence for women as benefactor and representative to the gods.
Empress Livia: fl marble head; the carved hair indicates it originally had a diadem, thus dating the portrait the time of Claudius, who deified his grandmother.
Faustina the Younger portrayed on a sestertius of Emperor Marcus Aurelius; she is in the guise of the goddess Juno Regina, one of the Capitoline triad of deities, holding a patera and scepter, with a peacock at her feet.
www.cnr.edu /home/sas/araia/state.html   (726 words)

 Doctor Who: the plot
Gwen persuades them to go back to rescue the Doctor: she is confident that he is still alive, which of course he is. He is a captive of the Romans again.
Livia has by now worked out a lot about the "Gods", and also about the Doctor (mainly due to judicious eavesdropping).
Livia is placed under cyber control, and forced to assist the cybermen.
www.mhorann.demon.co.uk /whoplot.htm   (1072 words)

 The Baldwin Project: Pictures from Roman Life and Story by Alfred J. Church
Livia was with him, and the pair had more than one hair-breadth escape, once very nearly being discovered to their pursuers by the crying of the infant which the young wife was carrying with her, at another being almost burnt alive by a forest fire.
It was especially annoying for him to be styled, as he was in the proceedings of the Senate, the son of Augustus and Livia.
Livia begged her son to bestow some honour on one of her protégés.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=church&book=roman&story=mother   (1110 words)

 Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome
Livia has been portrayed as a cunning and sinister schemer who eliminated her opponents, both within her own family and outside of it.
He recounts her marriage to Augustus at the age of nineteen; her essential contributions to Augustus' initially tenuous position as ruler; her unprecedented authority during his reign; and her conflicts with Tiberius, who was unwilling to concede to his mother the kind of authority that Augustus had intended for her.
Livia's remarkable life spanned two reigns that established the pattern of government for the Roman empire over the next four centuries.
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 Livia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Livia would set the pattern for the noble Roman matrona.
Most modern historical accounts of her life discount the idea.
With consummate skill she acted out the roles of consort, mother, widow and dowager.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Empress_Livia   (1979 words)

 Emperor Tiberius: Treasure Your Mother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But that was a fake too: Octavianus Augustus did it for succession, and Livia, pregnant of Tiberius' younger brother, did it for her career.
If all is due to Livia's poison, she has an impressing list on her conscience: the first two husbands of Julia, the only daughter of the emperor, and then the children of Julia, who preceded Tiberius in rank of succession.
Livia loved it, but they were a pain in the ass of her son, the emperor Tiberius.
mindphiles.com /floor/philes/roman_emperors_and_their_mothers.htm   (938 words)

 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Livia, his widow, received the same in honor of her service, and was adopted into the Julian house and given the title Augusta.
Tiberius recognized the reality of the title extended to Livia, and, having no love for his domineering mother, he severely restricted the execution of the powers that complemented the name.
Their position, however, was politically impotent, and consequently began the trend that reduced the status of the rank to that of a title given the wife or nearest female relative of the emperor.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME0185   (711 words)

 The Baldwin Project: Pictures from Roman Life and Story by Alfred J. Church
It runs thus: Livia, the wife of Augustus shortly after her marriage to that prince, paid a visit to one of the country residences of her family at Veii.
While she was there an eagle that was flying over her head dropped into her lap a white hen that had a sprig of laurel in its mouth.
Livia had the hen carefully tended, [149] and planted the sprig of laurel.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=church&book=roman&story=nobleman   (2325 words)

 The Empress of Othernow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Livia, First Lady of Rome, discusses with General Varus, her sidekick, how she can take control of the power of the Gods.
The Cybermen have used a cyber-control system on Livia's son, Tiberius; she is ruthless, and unworried about her son's wellbeing.
Doctor Who was picked as a suitable subject because both Peter Vialls and John, the club's lighting director, were fans of the show, and because the stage crew wished to have a real challenge in the type of play presented for the Anniversary.
www.internationalhero.co.uk /o/othernow.htm   (1560 words)

 Biography of Livia | Life of Livia
Livia (58 BC-29 AD) was an influential consort of Augustus, architect of the Roman Empire, who was depicted in imperial propaganda as the embodiment of womanliness and dedication, while her enemies believed her to be a ruthless seeker of power.As mistress of the Roman world, Livia's private life was lived in public.
Acting as a moral example of her husband's imperial ideology, she served Augustus as helpmate, sounding-board, conveyor of messages-off-the-record and as foster mother to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She also successfully secured the throne for her own son by a previous marriage.On both sides of her family, Livia was the descendant of Roman senators.
www.essayboom.com /biographies/Livia-31835.html   (260 words)

 Summer Research and Creativity Grants
Roman art historians agree that the woman on the cameo is the Empress Livia.
The young man is inconclusively identified as either the Emperor Augustus, Livia's husband, or the Emperor Tiberius, Livia's son.
I have set out to challenge the accepted doctrine of this piece, based on comparative research into the physical likenesses of other Roman empresses and their sons found on small-scale pieces such as gems and coins, along with additional dynastic relationship possibilities.
www.uky.edu /Kaleidoscope/fall2003/summer/page3.htm   (941 words)

 Empress Definition / Empress Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Empress is a pregnant woman from the fertile crescent between the two great.
Empress is a registered trademark of Ivoclar North America, Inc.
Empress is the very best BandB we have ever visited.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 698 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nor was the favour of Herod ever afterwards withdrawn from his sister, who was prudent enough, indeed, to cultivate it assiduously.
Thus, listening to the advice of the empress Livia, she obeyed her brother in marrying Alexas, his confidant, though sorely against her will; and she detected and put him on his guard against the treasonable designs of antipater and Pheroras.
On the decease of Herod, Salome received as a bequest from him the towns of Jamnia, Azotus, and Phasaelis, besides a large quantity of money, to which Augustus added a palace at Ascalon ; and Josephus tells us that her annual income amounted altogether to 60 talents.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/3032.html   (905 words)

 Amazon.ca: Portraits of Livia : Imaging the Imperial Woman in Augustan Rome: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Driven by the novelty of her role as empress, Livia Drusilla, wife of Augustus, invented a visual language of female rank and status that was to have a profound impact on Roman art.
The portrait solutions that she devised cleverly promoted the cultural programs of Augustus and his successors, Tiberius and Claudius, as well as her role in the imperial line of succession.
In this study, Elizabeth Bartman sets Livia's imagery within its socio-political context while also analyzing the role played by gender in its formulation.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0521583942   (333 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts news | Caesar's wife statue made whole again
The head was found late in the 19th century by a roving Guardian reporter who later became a distinguished archaeologist; her body was only found nine years ago, in modern Croatia; but now the two have been re-united at an exhibition in Oxford.
When the young Evans left England in 1879 for a spot of travel, archaeology and freelance journalism, his father insisted that, as he would be meeting many important people, he must take a top hat from Locks of Piccadilly.
In the 1990s, archaeologists of Croatia's national museum in Split re-excavated the site and found many statues, including the rest of Livia, from the wealthy shrine, which was deliberately destroyed when the area became Christian.
arts.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,11711,1259771,00.html   (320 words)

 Livia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Archaeology of the Villa of Livia at Primaporta (http://www.arkeologi.uu.se/primaporta/)ja:リウィア
This page was last modified 17:28, 10 Jun 2005.
You can find it there under the keyword Livia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livia)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Liviaandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Livia   (934 words)

 Germanicus, Romans (Photo Archive)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
15 BCE - 19 CE) was the son of Drusus (brother of emperor Tiberius), hence a grand-son to Livia, and Antonia the Younger, a niece of Augustus by his sister Octavia.
As a child Germanicus was married to Agrippina the Elder, a grand-daughter of Augustus, which whom he had nine children, of whom Gaius (Caligula) would become emperor and Agrippina the Younger empress and mother of Nero.
Agrippina the Younger - Roman Empress (49-54 CE), wife of Claudius, mother of Nero.
sights.seindal.dk /sight/843_Germanicus.html   (618 words)

 Season 5 DVD - Last Four Episodes Plus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Livia -- We meet a grown-up Virgil; don't know what happened to Joxer's daughter.
With the Xena and Callisto combination making up Livia, not hard to see why it was so easy for Ares to turn her to the "dark side".
Livia kills Joxer, but it looked like she was taking advantage of a spur-of-the-moment opportunity, not specifically planned.
www.talkabouttelevision.com /group/alt.tv.xena/messages/252367.html   (1380 words)

 Ancient Roman Empire Forums - UNRV History
One success story is the recovery of the head of the empress Livia in 2000 (Butrint Archaeological Museum, Inv.
The portrait head of Livia was stolen in 1991 and was exported abroad for sale.
Under Professor Hodges’ direction action to recover the piece was championed by Dr Iris Pojani, Director of the International Centre for Albanian Archaeology and Auron Tare, head of the newly established local office for Butrint in Saranda.
www.unrv.com /forum/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=4&t=1398&   (835 words)

 I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage ...
Most important example is the role of Empress Livia (Augustus' wife).
However, there is not much proof that Livia was really dealing with poison so often.
Speaking about Livia: although she is presented as a tyrant, Graves also tells that in fact the whole Imperial regime depended on this woman.
www.textbooksrus.com /search/BookDetail?kbid=1010&isbn=067972477X   (1143 words)

 McManus Images Index I
marble head of Livia with wreath of wheat sheaves and wool fillet (infula); first century CE St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum.
life-size statue of Livia with attributes of Ceres (floral crown, wheat sheaves, cornucopia)
onyx cameo of Livia holding the bust of the deified Augustus (frame from 17th century); shortly after 14 CE Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.
www.vroma.org /images/mcmanus_images   (1753 words)

 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tacitus considered him "uncultured, with only brute strength to recommend him," and he fell afoul of Empress Livia, who had him banished to the island of Planasia (near Elba).
Tacitus reported that Tiberius claimed the instructions had been left by Augustus, to be carried out at his death.
The historian wrote that Tiberius and Livia were most responsible, Tiberius out of fear and Livia out of spite.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME0044   (149 words)

 Mini Review of David Wishart (FalcoPhiles)
In Germanicus, Marcus Corvinus is commissioned by the aging Empress Livia (the late Augustus' wife, and Tiberius' mother) to investigate the death of wonder-boy Germanicus.
The Empress Livia is two years dead, but she still has a job for Corvinus detailed in a letter written shortly before she died.
Treason trials and accusations of adultery (or worse) are common place and Livia's orders are for Corvinus to find convincing evidence of Sejanus' underhand dealings and present them to Tiberius so that he will bring about Sejanus' demise.
www.falcophiles.co.uk /library/wishart.html   (1562 words)

 I, Claudius - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The message of the story appears to concern the relationship between liberty (as demonstrated by the Roman Republic, and the dedication to its ideals shown by Augustus and young Claudius) and stability (as demonstrated by Empress Livia, Herod Agrippa, and the elder Claudius).
Near the end of Claudius the God, Graves introduces another idea: that when a formerly-free nation has lived under a dictatorship for too long, it is incapable of returning to free rule.
There also seems to be a subtle feminist message, in line with other works of Graves's: Julia, Livia, Drusilla, Messalina, and Agripinilla are quite obviously the powers behind their husbands, fathers, brothers, and/or sons; a good example being: whereas Augustus would have inadvertently caused civil war, Livia managed, via quiet manipulation, to preserve the peace.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/I,_Claudius   (823 words)

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