Roles of Imperial women in the Later Roman Empire (AD 306-455)

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Washington, Belinda Charlotte;
(2016)
  • Publisher: The University of Edinburgh
  • Subject: Imperial women | dynasty | Valentinianic | Theodosian | panegyric | positive and negative literary portrayals | loss of imperial protection | Augusta | patronage

This thesis examines the roles of imperial women in the later Roman Empire, with a central focus on the period from Constantine I to Valentinian III (306-455 AD). In this period the emperor’s role evolved from a military leader presiding over an itinerant court... View more
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