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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23 2.1 Bronze head of Claudius, from a monumental statue found in the river
Aide, Suffolk. 37 2.2 Gold coin (an aureus) of Claudius. 44 2.3 Fragment of
Claudius's triumphal arch at Rome. 45 2.4 Britannia and Claudius on the carving
While the gilded bronze head from the cult-statue of the presiding deity depicts a
totally classical Minerva, almost all the inscriptions dedicated by pilgrim visitors
allude either to Sulis alone or to Sulis Minerva (with the native name coming first).
Sulis was not simply the goddess of the healing spring waters; she was the
personification of the water and the site itself.106 More significant still may be the
famous head carved on the temple pediment that is generally interpreted as a
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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