Caesars' Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire by Anneliese Freisenbruch is our next chat project. There will be two chats, June 20 & July 11. The second date is because of the July 4th holiday in the U.S.
"Caesars' Wives" discusses Roman empresses from Livia to Galla Placidia and the development of their position over the centuries, with flashbacks to Roman women during the Republic; as well as some of the formers' relatives, such as in the chapter, "Augustus' Women." But this is not all: the book covers in some depth the status of Roman women, legally and societal. Thorough scholarship and a free and easy prose make reading the book a delight!
The UK title is "The First Ladies of Rome: The Women Behind the Caesars."
N.S. Gill's review. Mine is still in the work ...