Born to an illustrious Roman family in 125 BCE, Regilla was married at the age of fifteen to Herodes, a wealthy Greek. Twenty years later--and eight months pregnant with her sixth child--Regilla died under mysterious circumstances, after a blow to the abdomen delivered by Herodes's freedman. Though Herodes was charged, he was acquitted. Pomeroy's investigation suggests that despite Herodes's erection of numerous monuments to his deceased wife, he was in fact guilty of the crime.
Author : Sarah B Pomeroy Release : 2009-06-30 Publisher : Harvard University Press ISBN : 0674042204 File Size : 79.14 MB Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi Download : 477 Read : 246