Livia, also known as Julia Augusta, was wife of Rome’s first emperor and mother of its second. Professor & Head of the Classics Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, Dr Richard Alston, joins the show again to discuss what scholars know about Livia’s life.
Professor Alston has been on the show in the past in the episodes: Roman Republic to Empire w. Dr Richard Alston (May 23, 2021) and Life of Mark Antony w. Dr Richard Alston (May 4, 2021)
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- Professor Alston is the author of many publications on Roman history including the monographs Rome’s Revolution: Death of the Republic & Birth of the Empire (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117 (Routledge, 2013)
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