Empresses Of Ancient Rome

August 2017

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Professor Catharine Edwards follows the stories of four very different women across centuries which saw the Roman Empire utterly transformed. Among them are the slave turned imperial consort Caenis, the empress Julia Domna - a Syrian who was commemorated in fascinating ways as far away as York - and Helena, mother of the emperor Constantine and a force in converting the empire to Christianity.

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S1 Ep2 of Empresses Of Ancient Rome was broadcast by SBS ONE on Saturday 12 August 2017 at 7:30.

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Professor Catherine Edwards travels across what was the heart of the Roman empire lifting the lid on the women behind some of the most fearsome emperors of all time. These women were PR weapons and fashion role models, patrons and matchmakers, politicians and plotters. Everything from murderers to murder victims, and from pagan goddesses to Christian saints. We see that women could pull the strings of power too, but only at great personal risk.