Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (50)

Exploring the role played by extraordinary women in creating, ruling and transforming the Roman Empire. Their influence was felt everywhere from the power struggles of court to the distant provinces.

Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses of Ancient Rome
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Mothers, Murderers and Empresses
3. Mothers, Murderers and Empresses
April 8, 2013
This episode follows the stories of four very different women. Among them are the slave turned imperial consort Caenis, the empresses Julia Domna and Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine and a force in converting the empire to Christianity.
Messalina and Agrippina: Fierce Politicians
2. Messalina and Agrippina: Fierce Politicians
April 8, 2013
Professor Catharine Edwards explores the dramatic lives of two women, Messalina - whose reputation lives on 2,000 years after her bloody and dramatic death, and Agrippina - a skilled politician but also a murderer and ultimately a murder victim.
Livia: Wife of Emperor Augustus
1. Livia: Wife of Emperor Augustus
April 8, 2013
This first episode explores the story of the remarkable Livia, wife of the emperor Augustus, mother of the emperor Tiberius and a woman whose influence was felt across the Roman world for over 60 years.
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Exploring the role played by extraordinary women in creating, ruling and transforming the Roman Empire. Their influence was felt everywhere from the power struggles of court to the distant provinces.

  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (50)