Through a letter read aloud to the senate (Tiberius was on Capri), he accused Agrippina Maior's son Nero of sexual indiscretions (amores iuvenum et impudicitiam nepoti obiectabat), and criticized Agrippina for her insolent tongue and defiant spirit (adrogantiam oris el contumacem animum incusavit).
4.53) notes that Agrippina Maior's daughter, Agrippina Minor, recorded in her memoirs the details of her mother's life, while Seneca (Dial.
Not only is Agrippina Maior described as ferox but so also are her brother, Agrippa Postumus, and her daughter, Agrippina Minor.
(20.) Shotter 2000, 346, 349, 356; L'Hoir 1992, 132; 1994, 12; 2006, 118; Kaplan 1979, 412: "Agrippina has committed one of the cardinal acts of Roman non-femininity: she has presided over Roman troops." Although Ginsburg (2006, 26) seems to see Agrippina Maior's actions at Tevera as praiseworthy, she sees an unfavorable verbal parallel between mother's and daughter's conduct.
I do not agree with Saavedra (1998), who sees Agrippina Maior's desire to remarry as the reason for her ruined reputation.