Evaluate the Significance of Agrippina's Marriages in Her Rise to Prominence.

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Agrippina the Younger’s three marriages were significant in her rise to prominence as they all served her political advancement; protection from enemies, fortune and eventually, power in politics. Her first marriage was to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, a man seventeen years her senior, described as a “wholly despicable character” (Suetonius).

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Evaluate the Significance of Agrippina's Marriages in Her Rise to Prominence.Agrippina the Youngers three marriages were significant in her rise to prominence as they all served her political advancement; protection from enemies, fortune and eventually, power in politics. Her first marriage was to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, a man seventeen years her senior, described as a wholly despicable character (Suetonius). Her second marriage was to Gaius Sallustius Passienus Crispus, cut short by his death, but gaining her immense fortune. Her third and final marriage was to her uncle, Emperor Claudius, giving her the political power she craved, just as her mother did before her. Agrippinas first marriage was at the age of 13, to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, 30 years old at the time. Gnaeus was born into a famous, noble family, the Domitii Ahenobarbi. His family was granted in

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