We are finishing up discussing Caesars' Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire by Anneliese Freisenbruch this Wednesday. From the Flavians to Galla Placidia. Regress and progress.
"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."