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dc.contributor.authorFisher, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-11T13:41:24Z
dc.date.available2023-09-11T13:41:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/18043
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the influences and roles of the Vestal Virgins during the tumultuous periods of the late Republic (82-28 BCE) and early Empire (27 BCE-14CE). During the late Republic, the Vestal Virgins continuously used their prestigious position in society to influence events. Individual Vestals such as Fonteia and Licinia actively worked to aid their relatives in being acquitted from criminal charges and gaining the consulship. Together, the Vestals also helped in saving Julius Caesar’s life from Sulla’s proscriptions. Through the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the Vestals assumed new ritual roles due to the efforts of Augustus and became increasingly important to the domus Augusta rather than their own families. The Julio-Claudians continued this connection that Augustus began between the cult of Vesta. Monuments such as the Ara Pacis Augustae, the Palermo Relief, and the Sorrento Base are examined as instruments in projecting the new imperial religious and political program together with the Vestal Virgins as the protectors of Rome.en_US
dc.subjectVestal Virginsen_US
dc.subjectVestaen_US
dc.subjectAugustusen_US
dc.subjectRoman religionen_US
dc.subjectJulio-Claudiansen_US
dc.subjectlate Roman Republicen_US
dc.subjectearly Roman Empireen_US
dc.titleThe Political Influence and Changing Roles of the Vestal Virgins from the End of the Roman Republic through the Julio-Claudian Dynastyen_US
refterms.dateFOA2023-09-11T13:41:26Z


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