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Rome hath no fury: a gendered analysis of Atia and Servilia in HBO/BBC’s Rome

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posted on 2022-03-28, 10:31 authored by Sarah Turner
Atia of the Julii and Servilia of the Junii reflect a number of stereotypically ‘feminine’ gendered characteristics as they have been depicted in both ancient and modern history. The HBO/BBC television series Rome relies upon historically gendered traditions of ‘a woman scorned’ and the ‘sexually corrupt and manipulative’ woman in Atia and Servilia’s depictions over the course of the series.This thesis aims to answer the question of how Atia and Servilia represent a blending of ancient and modern interpretations, and further elucidate how women of antiquity are extrapolated from their ancient characterisations and translated into a modern cinematic context.


Table of Contents

Introduction -- Literature review -- Chapter One. ‘Atia of the Julii’ -- Chapter Two. ‘Servilia of the Junii’ -- Conclusions -- Final conclusions -- Bibliography.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 99-113

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

J. Lea Beness


Copyright Sarah Turner 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




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Former Identifiers

mq:69250 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1252412