Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Hortensia

Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology - Ian Plant

Ian Plant [+-]
Macquarie University
Dr Ian Plant is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ancient History, Division of Humanities. He studied Classics (including Ancient Greek and Latin) and Ancient History at the University of Canterbury, where he completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Katherine Adshead and Professor Kevin Lee. He taught at the University of Western Australia before taking up the post at Macquarie. His fields of research are Greek history and historiography, especially the study of Thucydides. He also works on women writers from Ancient Greece and Rome, and more recently on Egyptian religion in Greek and Latin writers. He teaches Ancient Greek, Latin, Mythology, Greek Heroes, Women Writers, Thucydides and Herodotus. Among his current research projects are: Thucydides and the writing of history Greek and Roman writers on Egyptian Religion-a project he is working on in collaboration with A/Professor Boyo Ockinga. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome.

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(fl. 42 BC) In 43 BC three political and military leaders, the triumvirs, Mark Antony, Lepidus and  Octavian (who later adopted the name Augustus), seized what amounted to absolute power  in Rome. The following year the wealthy women of Rome marched to the Forum in the  centre of Rome where Hortensia made a speech to the triumvirs, demanding that they  change their plans to impose a tax on the richest 1400 Roman women.

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Plant, Ian. Hortensia. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome - An Anthology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 104-105 Apr 2004. ISBN 9781904768029. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20014. Date accessed: 24 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20014. Apr 2004

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