Agrippina the Younger

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Family Members of the Juio-Claudian family enjoyed considerable power and influence Upper Classes Consular Came from noble families – senators who had achieved office of consul and were respected because of their experience and authority Senators Membership was hereditary and limited to those with property qualification of one million sesterces Equestrians Member was based on property qualification of 400 000 sesterces.

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Agrippina the YoungerPersonality Agrippina The Younger Historical Context Roman Social and political structures Imperial Family Emperor From the time of Augustus, exercised total control over * Political* Military* Economic* Religious affairs Family Members of the Juio-Claudian family enjoyed considerable power and influence Upper Classes Consular Came from noble families senators who had achieved office of consul and were respected because of their experience and authority Senators Membership was hereditary and limited to those with property qualification of one million sesterces Equestrians Member was based on property qualification of 400 000 sesterces. Their wealth was gained through public office, trade and banking. Freedmen (liberti) ex-slaves who had acquired wealth from trade, banking, manufacturing and land dealings Lower classes The lower classes included poor freeborn citizens, ordinary freedmen and slaves ROle of Imperial WOmen The women of the Juilo-Claudian royal family were raised in the palace under strict supervision Augustan program of reform was to restore traditional Roman values such as the importance of marriage and family Females were expected to be modest, marry young, to have large families and as Roman matrons, to exhibit the feminine form of gravitas, this is to behave with a sense of dignity and awareness of their responsibilities A strong minded women was also able to influence general aspects of an emperor policy (the

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