By D. G. Torrens

A lifetime of ache and rejection.

This is a robust actual tale of 1 younger women fight to outlive the country care method within the 70's and 80's. Amelia has only one want, to make it to maturity, to carry her future in her personal arms. it is a harrowing actual tale, one among survival and human power. Amelia has been separated from all her siblings by no means to determine them back for a few years, she is moved from one children's domestic to a different, till eventually it's simply too a lot for her to undergo. Amelia begins to ask yourself in regards to the peace and finality of her personal loss of life.

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15 In fact it was mainly the awareness of her descent from Augustus that would fuel the political ambitions of Agrippina. The prospect of her becoming, by virtue of this descent, ruler in her own right was never a serious one. This was not possible for a woman. 16 The Julian link did, however, give Agrippina a near-mystical status and would provide a powerful basis for the claims that were made on behalf of her son. To avoid the conflict that would be inevitable if powerful noble families competed for power, Augustus may have thought it desirable for the succession to fall to someone from his own kin.

She would barely have known her father – she was not yet five when she last saw him – but she was always conscious of his almost mystical reputation, and of the compelling magic of his name. She could hardly have felt otherwise, since she spent her formative years with a mother who was obsessed by the notion that her family was born to rule and that her husband, endowed by nature to be an outstanding princeps, had been cheated of his proper birthright. Although the evidence indicates that Agrippina the Elder and Germanicus were a devoted couple, they could not have been more different in temperament and personality.

Fulvia 11 BACKGROUND joined him there, and, according to the tradition, girded a sword, issued the watchword, harangued the troops and held councils of war with senators and knights. This is the kind of behaviour that evoked special dread in republican writers, and in critics of Agrippina and of her mother – the presumption of a woman who would seek to command the loyalty of the troops. The writer Florus describes her as gladio cincta virilis militiae (‘girt with the sword of a man’s [or, her husband’s] campaign’).

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