By Sarah B. Pomeroy
From an acclaimed writer comes a desirable tale of the existence, marriage, and demise of an all yet forgotten Roman girl. Born to an illustrious Roman kinfolk in one hundred twenty five CE, Regilla was once married on the age of fifteen to Herodes, a filthy rich Greek who championed his country's values at a time while Rome governed.
two decades later--and 8 months pregnant together with her 6th child--Regilla died lower than mysterious conditions, after a blow to the stomach added by means of Herodes' freedman. Regilla's brother charged Herodes with homicide, yet a Roman courtroom (at the urging of Marcus Aurelius) acquitted him. Sarah Pomeroy's research means that regardless of Herodes' erection of diverse monuments to his deceased spouse, he used to be in truth to blame of the crime.
A pioneer within the learn of old ladies, Pomeroy gathers a huge, special array of proof, from political and relations historical past to Greco-Roman writings and archaeology, to re-create the existence and dying of Regilla. Teasing out the tensions of sophistication, gender, and ethnicity that gird this tale of marriage and homicide, Pomeroy exposes the intimate lifestyles and tragedy of an elite Roman couple. half archaeological research, half historic new edition, and half detective tale, The homicide of Regilla will attract all these attracted to the personal lives of the classical global and in a common and compelling tale of ladies and relatives within the far-off previous.