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2012 | 15: Leadership in Antiquity: Langauge - Institutions - Representations | 223-229

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Caenis. Augusta in all but name

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The paper analyses the life and position of Antonia Caenis, a former slave and a long-time concubine of emperor Vespasian.


  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań


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