Talk: Formidable Dames: The Women Behind, Beside and Beyond the Emperor Nero

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Winchester: Sunday 3 November, 14.00–15.00

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Talk synopsis: The indomitable mother. The victimised half-sister. The demanding mistress. The formidable wife. Behind every great man stands a woman: behind, beside, and beyond Roman emperor Nero, there were four. This talk brings into the spotlight the women of Nero’s household and their powerful influence over his life, rule, and legacy.

Carey Fleiner
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Speaker bio: Dr Carey Fleiner is senior lecturer in classical history at the University of Winchester. Publications include Doctor Who and History: Critical Essays on Imagining the Past(Dene October, co-editor, McFarland, 2017) and A Writer’s Guide to History…The Romans(Manchester University Press, 2019). She lives on the south coast of England.

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