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Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood, Julie Langford

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Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood
Title
Maternal megalomania
Title remainder
Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Julie Langford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ancient authors emphasize dramatic moments in the life of Julia Domna, wife of Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193-211). They accuse her of ambition unforgivable in a woman, of instigating civil war to place her sons on the throne, and of resorting to incest to maintain her hold on power. In imperial propaganda, however, Julia Domna was honored with unprecedented titles that celebrated her maternity, whether it was in the role of mother to her two sons (both future emperors) or as the metaphorical mother to the empire. Imperial propaganda even equated her to the great mother goddess, Cybele, endowing her with a public prominence well beyond that of earlier imperial women. Her visage could be found gracing everything from state-commissioned art to privately owned ivory dolls. In Maternal Megalomania, Julie Langford unmasks the maternal titles and honors of Julia Domna as a campaign on the part of the administration to garner support for Severus and his sons. Langford looks to numismatic, literary, and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the propaganda surrounding the empress. She explores how her image was tailored toward different populations, including the military, the Senate, and the people of Rome, and how these populations responded to propaganda about the empress. She employs Julia Domna as a case study to explore the creation of ideology between the emperor and its subjects."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langford, Julie
Dewey number
  • 937/.07092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG298.7.J85
LC item number
L36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Julia Domna
  • Julia Domna
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Motherhood
  • Imperialism
  • Ideology
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
Label
Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood, Julie Langford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Julia Domna, who? -- Carving the niche : Methodologies and Evidence -- Severan Dynastic Propaganda and Julia Domna -- Pay no attention to the mother behind the screen, 193-195 -- Metaphorical Motherhood, 195-211 -- Mater Augustorum, Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae, 211-217 -- Putting Ducks into Rows -- chapter 1. Not Your Momma : Problematizing Julia Domna as the Mater Castrorum -- Women and the Military -- Faustina Minor : The Mother of all Matres Castrorum -- The Military and the Domus Augusta : All in the Family? -- Severus and Mater Castrorum -- Severus and the Military (and Julia Domna) -- About Face! -- Conclusion -- chapter 2. Romancing Romans : Julia Domna and the Populus Romanus -- The Nature of the Sources -- The Princeps and the Plebs -- The Roman Populace, Public Demonstrations and Divine Inspiration -- Severan Propaganda and the Urban Plebs -- Julia Domna in Severan Propaganda -- Severus, the populus Romanus and the Collegia -- And Julia Domna? -- But what does it all mean? -- chapter 3. Senatorial Savior : Julia Domna as Protectress -- Natural Rivals : Imperial women and the Senate -- Severus' Senate -- Creating Consensus in the Senate : Wooing, Marginalizing and Exterminating -- Negotiating Dynasty : Maternal Megalomania and Senatorial Subversions -- Moderating Maternal Megalomania -- Murder, Mayham and Rumor : Renegotiating Ideology -- Conclusion: On the dangers of taking ideology too seriously -- Appendix A: Hoard Details of the Severan Hoard Analysis Database -- Appendix B: Frequency of coin types of Julia Domna in Hoards around the Mediterranean
Control code
809926088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 203 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421408477
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012035555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809926088
Label
Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood, Julie Langford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Julia Domna, who? -- Carving the niche : Methodologies and Evidence -- Severan Dynastic Propaganda and Julia Domna -- Pay no attention to the mother behind the screen, 193-195 -- Metaphorical Motherhood, 195-211 -- Mater Augustorum, Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae, 211-217 -- Putting Ducks into Rows -- chapter 1. Not Your Momma : Problematizing Julia Domna as the Mater Castrorum -- Women and the Military -- Faustina Minor : The Mother of all Matres Castrorum -- The Military and the Domus Augusta : All in the Family? -- Severus and Mater Castrorum -- Severus and the Military (and Julia Domna) -- About Face! -- Conclusion -- chapter 2. Romancing Romans : Julia Domna and the Populus Romanus -- The Nature of the Sources -- The Princeps and the Plebs -- The Roman Populace, Public Demonstrations and Divine Inspiration -- Severan Propaganda and the Urban Plebs -- Julia Domna in Severan Propaganda -- Severus, the populus Romanus and the Collegia -- And Julia Domna? -- But what does it all mean? -- chapter 3. Senatorial Savior : Julia Domna as Protectress -- Natural Rivals : Imperial women and the Senate -- Severus' Senate -- Creating Consensus in the Senate : Wooing, Marginalizing and Exterminating -- Negotiating Dynasty : Maternal Megalomania and Senatorial Subversions -- Moderating Maternal Megalomania -- Murder, Mayham and Rumor : Renegotiating Ideology -- Conclusion: On the dangers of taking ideology too seriously -- Appendix A: Hoard Details of the Severan Hoard Analysis Database -- Appendix B: Frequency of coin types of Julia Domna in Hoards around the Mediterranean
Control code
809926088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 203 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421408477
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012035555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809926088

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