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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
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Julie Langford
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Language
eng
Summary
Ancient authors emphasize dramatic moments in the life of Julia Domna, wife of Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193{u2013}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. This volume 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. By looking at numismatic, literary, and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the propaganda surrounding the empress, the author explores how Julia Domna{u2019}s 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. Julia Domna is a case study, exploring the creation of an ideology between the empire, the emperor, and its subjects
Biography type
contains biographical information
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YDXCP
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1967-
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Langford, Julie
Dewey number
  • 937/.07092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DG298.7.J85
LC item number
L36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Julia Domna
  • Julia Domna
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Motherhood
  • Imperialism
  • Ideology
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Julia Domna
  • Ideology
  • Imperialism
  • Motherhood
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Rome (Empire)
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Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood, Julie Langford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes notes, bibliographical references (pages [181]-198), and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ; Julia Domna, who? -- Carving the niche -- Severan dynastic propaganda and Julia Domna -- Not your Momma : Problematizing Julia Domna as the Mater Castrorum ; Women and the military -- Faustina the younger : the Mother of all Mothers of the camp -- The military and the 'Domus Augusta' : All in the family? -- Severus and the Mater Castrorum title -- Severus, the military, and Julia Domna -- About face! -- Conclusion -- Romancing the 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 -- Roman matrona, mother, and protectress -- Severus, the 'Populus Romanus' and the 'Collegia' -- And Julia Domna? -- But what does it all mean? -- Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae : Julia Domna as senatorial savior ; 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 -- Julia Domna in Cassius Dio -- Moderating Maternal Megalomania -- Conclusion ; Ideological crisis -- 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 -- Appendix C: Dating the Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae titles
Control code
837527888
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421408484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837527888
Label
Maternal megalomania : Julia Domna and the imperial politics of motherhood, Julie Langford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes notes, bibliographical references (pages [181]-198), and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ; Julia Domna, who? -- Carving the niche -- Severan dynastic propaganda and Julia Domna -- Not your Momma : Problematizing Julia Domna as the Mater Castrorum ; Women and the military -- Faustina the younger : the Mother of all Mothers of the camp -- The military and the 'Domus Augusta' : All in the family? -- Severus and the Mater Castrorum title -- Severus, the military, and Julia Domna -- About face! -- Conclusion -- Romancing the 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 -- Roman matrona, mother, and protectress -- Severus, the 'Populus Romanus' and the 'Collegia' -- And Julia Domna? -- But what does it all mean? -- Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae : Julia Domna as senatorial savior ; 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 -- Julia Domna in Cassius Dio -- Moderating Maternal Megalomania -- Conclusion ; Ideological crisis -- 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 -- Appendix C: Dating the Mater Senatus, Mater Patriae titles
Control code
837527888
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421408484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837527888

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