Rome has a woman’s name
Fulvia, Cleopatra, Livia, Medea... Rome has a woman’s name and yet history often insists on relegating them to a secondary role, if not to that of mere spectators.
The ideal of the Roman woman demanded that they be capable of managing the domestic economy, that they be good conversationalists, great connoisseurs of art and culture..., perfect hostesses and modest companions. But the ones in this book tell another story: those of young women who dared to be gladiators or, even worse, actresses! Women who were not satisfied with being companions and giving birth to emperors: they decided who should occupy the position or even dominated the destiny of the Empire from the shadows. These are the stories of these women, ordinary or exceptional, witnesses of an excessive, unrepeatable era and the seed of what we are today.
Discover the lives of the great protagonists of the history of Rome.