Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Agrippina
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(Iulia Agrippina [Minor])

A. Historical dimension

The Roman empress and emperor's mother A. (AD 15–59), called "the Younger" (Minor) to distinguish her from her own mother, was born on the Germanic Rhine frontier in the oppidum Ubiorum, the daughter of Germanicus, an outstanding general of the early Roman Empire. She was sister to the future Emperor Caligula. As a great-great-niece of Augustus, she belonged to the innermost circle of the Roman aristocracy. In AD 28, at thirteen, she marr…

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Kugelmeier, Christoph, “Agrippina”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004521>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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