Sunday, April 30, 2017

How Did Two Faustinas Transform Roman Society?

Ancient Origins has again posted another great article - this time on two Roman women a mother-daughter power-team.  They were Annia Galeria Faustina, known as Faustina the Elder (or Faustina I), wife of Antoninus Pius (d.161AD), and her daughter, Annia Galeria Faustina Minor, known as Faustina the Younger (or Faustina II), wife of Marcus Aurelius (d.180AD)
While their husbands ruled as emperors, the two women were changing the world they knew into a better one. Moreover, the eternal fame they gained placed them in the pantheon of goddesses. Two women who lived during the 2nd century AD proved that being the wife of the most powerful man in the empire is not only a dangerous task, but also a generous gift - which could bring many benefits.
read entire article here @ Ancient Origins

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