Livia Drusilla: Evil Empress or Maligned Mother of the Empire?

January 24, 2012

In ancient history powerful women got a bad rap. This was especially the case for Rome’s first empress, Livia Drusilla, the wife of Augustus Caesar. She comes down to us as a sort of wicked step-monster of the Julio-Claudian family–one Continue reading

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Why Regency England Enthusiasts Should Love Augustan Age Rome

April 4, 2011

It may come as a surprise to most people, but the dominant historical setting in commercial fiction isn’t Tudor England. It’s Regency England–the godzilla of the romantic fiction world. I’d like to point out a surprising number of similarities between Continue reading

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