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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And now, taking a spear in her hand so as to present an impressive sight, she
spoke. Dio Cassius Roman History34 Thus, Dio Cassius has immortalised the
British freedom-fighter of the Iceni, with her bright flowing hair (see Plate 14),
face trampled by the animal's hind legs; another half kneels, half crawls away, a
dagger or sword buried in his back; a third sits facing the viewer, one hand
pressed to his mouth (to stop himself from screaming?), the other hand protecting
The Icenian ruler is depicted in a long flowing robe, a diadem around her head,
arms upraised, a spear brandished in her right hand; she rides a chariot, with
scythed wheels, like a Victorian version of the film Ben Hur,20 and behind her are
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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