The Roman Empresses: Or, The History of the Lives and Secret Intrigues of the Wives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 1

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Walpole Press, 1899 - Biography & Autobiography
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GOSSIP RAG of a book. The citations are vague, and when you look up what citations are provided, the 'author' cited IS NOT SAYING what the writer of this book, claims.
This book is padded
altogether with inventions by the author, very much in a style like the Church Father liars in the fourth century. Clearly the book is meant to titillate. Oh, the scheming, adulterous women behind the throne. That's what the author wants you to think.
Granted, in history, some were. But let's actually limit our recounting of that history to the ones who were really adulterous and/or scheming, and CHECK THE DATA, rather than just accepting or even INVENTING data which history doesn't bear out. We have enough gossip rags to deal with. We don't need, this one.
However, if you want to get an idea of what 18th century folks found worth reading about Roman history (for the first edition of this book was 1752!) then yeah, read this book. Bring Pepto-Bismol.
Why any scholar puts this book in his bibliography, is beyond me.
 

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