Geschwisterbeziehungen in ihren soziokulturellen Kontexten
Edited By Ulrike Schneider, Helga Völkening and Daniel Vorpahl
Zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht – Zur Bedeutung der Kaiserschwestern im Principat von Augustus bis Commodus (27 v. Chr. – 192 n. Chr.)
In the Roman Principate, due to her familial relationship, the emperor’s sister occupied a special position among the domus Augusta. By exploiting her dynastic potential and presenting her as a female role model, she made a vital contribution to the strengthening of the brotherly auctoritas. When demonstrating an alternative to the current leadership, her connection to opposing forces, however, were regarded as a menace to the brother’s imperial existence.
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