Boudica Britannia: Rebel, War-leader and Queen
Pearson Longman, 2006 - Всего страниц: 286
"'[This] book is a jolly good read...lively, confident and [filled with] thought-provoking parallels with modern times [...]Professor Aldhouse-Green is well equipped to do justice to the fearsome warrior queen of the Britons who so nearly brought the story of Roman Britain to a premature end. This important study of Boudica not only makes full use of recent archaeological and classical scholarship, it also offers exciting new psychological insights into the first woman to make a significant impact on the history of Britain'."
"Dr Paul R. Sealey, Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Colchester Museums"
When Roman troops threatened to seize the wealth of the Iceni people, their queen, Boudica, retaliated by inciting a major uprising, allying her tribe with the neighbouring Trinovantes. The ensuing clash is one of the most important - and dramatic - events in the history of Britain, standing testament to what can happen when an insensitive colonial power meets determined resistance from a subjugated people head-on.
In this fascinating account of a legendary figure, Miranda Aldhouse-Green raises questions about female power, colonial oppression, and whether Boudica would be seen today as a freedom fighter, terrorist or martyr.
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Dio Cassius Roman History34 Thus, Dio Cassius has immortalised the British
freedom-fighter of the Iceni, with her bright flowing hair (see Plate 14), piercing
eyes, massive build and brightly coloured garments.35 Cassius Dio Cocceianus
As in the case of Tacitus, then, we must read Dio with caution and with an
understanding of the background and context that caused him to compose his
particular brand of historical record. We should not assume that his physical
description of ...
The longer speech presented in Dio's text gives similar but more detailed
messages.89 Suetonius Paulinus refers to the Britons as 'murdering savages'
and 'accursed creatures'; he comforts the troops by telling them that the gods are
on their ...
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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