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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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Answer: Robert Carsen's production of Agrippina, which played recently to capacity audiences at Vienna's Theater an der Wien (seen Mar.
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Afterward, we learn it is Seneca who drafts a statement from Nero declaring, falsely, that Agrippina was plotting to kill him, earning Seneca the ire of the public and the condemnation of later Roman historians.
Or, this centrality repeated in the gaze of the theater system, dependency of the emperor-actor on the collective eyes of the public, the revival in the horizon of this look are symptomatic of phallic fantasy transported by the look as partial object (a); what Nero repeated by shifting on the orbit of the polarity of the statuts of emperor-actor is the phallic fantasy and central identity, continuously threatened, on the one hand, from the imperial entourage, a number of competing otherness (his half-brother, Britanicus, his mother Agrippina, his own wife, Octavia, his mentor Seneca, etc.
54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina.
1) On his deathbed, as Tacitus narrates, Germanicus advised his wife Agrippina, the granddaughter of Augustus and the daughter of Julia Maior, as follows:
Roedd y Rhufeiniaid yn arfer ei ddefnyddio fel gwenwyn ac mae'n debyg fod Livia, gwraig yr Ymerawdwr Awgwstws wedi'i ddefnyddio i lofruddio ei gwer, ac fod Agrippina, gwraig yr Ymerawdwr Claudius hefyd wedi'i ddefnyddio i lofruddio pobol nad oedd yn eu hoffi.
Primer registro de Thysania agrippina (Cramer, 1776) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) para el departamento del Cauca
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.
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).