Livia Drusilla: First Lady of Imperial Rome

Livia Drusila - Paestum (M.A.N. Madrid) 02

Livia Drusilla (30 January 58 BC – 28 September 29 AD) was the third wife of the Roman Emperor Augustus, mother of emperor Tiberius, grandmother of emperor Claudius, great-grandmother of emperor Caligula, and great-great-grandmother of emperor Nero.

She was deified by Claudius who acknowledged her title of Augusta.

She was depicted in imperial propaganda as the embodiment of womanliness and dedication, while her enemies considered her a ruthless seeker of power.

13 thoughts on “Livia Drusilla: First Lady of Imperial Rome

      1. I wrote it in Italian, the only language I use when writing poetry or fiction, since it is my mother tongue, but if the translator I’ve put on my site doesn’t work, I’ll try & translate il 🙂

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s