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Title: Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchi
Author: Dixon, Suzanne
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415331470
Volumes: 1; Pages: 128
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Examining the remarkable life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue, fidelity and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon presents an in-depth study of the woman who perhaps represented the ideal of the Roman matrona more than any other.
Studying her life during a period of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, wife of an aristocrat, and mother of the Gracchi; and how these enabled her to move in high echelons of society.
For students and scholars of classical studies and Roman history, this study will give students a glimpse into the life of Cornelia, and of the influence she had on the period.