Avainsana-arkisto: lapsuuden historia

Sanna Joska: “Augusti filii et filiae: The Role of Antonine Offspring in Negotiations of Roman Imperial and Local Power.” LECTIO PRAECURSORIA 13.1.2018.

In my doctoral dissertation I have studied precisely this question of power and its representation through children in the context of Roman imperial society. I have analysed the use of the children of one Roman imperial family, the Antonine dynasty, in the power discourses of the Roman Empire. The Antonine family ruled the empire from the year 138 until 192, from Antoninus Pius to Commodus. The question that I set to answer is how social power and status were redefined and negotiated in acts of public representation.