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British Museum | Agrippina: Rome’s Most Powerful Woman
July 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Bettany Hughes, Natalie Haynes, and curator of our #NeroExhibition Francesca Bologna to discuss whether Nero’s mother Agrippina the Younger was really the power-hungry, ruthless, ambitious and even murderous woman she’s been described as.
Agrippina was granddaughter of Augustus, sister of Caligula, wife (and niece) of Claudius and mother of Nero. One of the most prominent women of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, she’s universally recognised for her resolute quest for power for both herself and her son, Nero.
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Chalcedony cameo portrait bust of the younger Agrippina, AD 37–39.