Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
BoudicaWarrior Woman of Roman Britain$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Caitlin C. Gillespie

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190609078

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190609078.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 June 2019

We Learned These Things from the Romans

We Learned These Things from the Romans

Chapter:
(p.69) 4 We Learned These Things from the Romans
Source:
Boudica
Author(s):

Caitlin C. Gillespie

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190609078.003.0005

Chapter 4 analyzes Dio’s representation of Boudica as an emblem of barbarian strength and fortitude who criticizes the misplaced values of the Romans. Boudica’s fearsome visage opens the conversation. Her appearance has parallels in Diodorus Siculus’s description of the Gauls, and material evidence of East Anglia provides support for her wearing a gold torc (a type of metal band worn around the neck). Images of the personified Britannia and other non-Romans suggest the models Dio is working against in his depiction of Boudica. Boudica’s speech in Dio responds to other female speeches, from Hersilia, to Veturia, to the empress Livia. In her speech, Boudica comments on the failures of Nero’s regime and the lack of imperial models of traditional Roman morality.

Keywords:   torc, Britannia, Aphrodisias, Livia, Nitocris, Semiramis, Messalina, Agrippina the Younger, Nero, Amazons

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .