I Am Livia
Publish date: 2014-05-16
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Edition language: English
I am reading books at a rapid pace right now. I've more or less been stuck on a couch with a pair of recovering five year olds for the last four days in addition to being hit with a terrible bout of sudden insomnia. At least I have plenty of books. To start, I have a minimal knowledge of Ancient ...
I recently saw Mary Beard give a talk about her new book. She actually referenced I, Claudius and the character of Livia. Because, you know, who doesn't love Sian Phillips. Seriously, who doesn't? So, in part, this book seems to be influenced by that BBC production of the Graves novel - though...
I am Livia is a fictionialized account of Livia Drusilla who became the wife of Octavianus, known most commonly as the first Emperor of Rome, Augustus. The book follows her from when she was 14 and overheard her father plotting to murder Julius Caesar. Her path to becoming the first lady of Rome,...
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