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Synonyms for Agrippina

wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero

granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)

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The hotel is a genuine museum within the city , standing on the site of what was once the Villa of Agrippina, named in honor of the mother of famous Roman emperor Nero.
Basic Principles of Classical Ballet: Russian Ballet Technique, by Agrippina Vaganova, Dover Publications, available on amazon.
In particular, he was plagued with dreams of those whom he had killed, including his mother Agrippina the Younger, and his former wife Octavia (Ner.
Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951) was a pioneer of a system that set the standard for classical ballet training in Russia.
Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious," from The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames Series
Nero's mother, Agrippina, had her soldiers kill a woman named Lollia Paulina, with instructions to bring back her head as proof.
His daughter, Susan Finn, who trains near Mallow in County Cork, said yesterday: "My dad always said Agrippina was the best horse he was associated with.
The palace, named Domus Transitoria, was an architectural masterpiece, which stretched from the Palatine, where Nero first lived with his grand-uncle and adoptive father Claudius and his mother Agrippina, to the gardens of Maecenas on the Esquiline.
He has gone down in the history books as the man who had his domineering mother Agrippina killed, kicked his pregnant wife Poppaea to death and -- as legend would have it -- played his lyre on a hill while Rome burnt below him.
The following year, because I enjoy "tasting" different languages, I began studying Latin in relation to my play Nero and Agrippina.
Agrippina and Orlando Furioso were the two operas on stage at the Teatro Principal.
Agrippina and Her Children Mourning over the Ashes of Germanicus, 1773, by Benjamin West
Ketterer has to juggle complex factors, including the wealth of associations surrounding the character of Ottone, the possibility that Handel's music undermines the final reconciliation of Ottone and Poppea, and the heavy shadow of actual subsequent Roman history, which hangs over the happy ending for the couple; as the author notes, "Agrippina was supposed to have poisoned Claudius, Nero pursued Poppea, exiled Ottone, and killed both Agrippina and Poppea herself" (75).
The most compelling section of this chapter, "The Mother's Part," is Park's exploration of the narratives positioned at the interface of history and myth, those openings of the maternal body that bookend the Roman Empire: the caesarean delivery of Julius Caesar from his dead mother's womb, and Nero's crazed insistence that his mother, Agrippina, be killed and opened so that he might gaze at the organ that gave him life.
His widowed mother, Agrippina, convinced her uncle, Emperor Claudius, to marry her and adopt Nero.