Effigies of Atia and Servilia: Effacing the Female Body in Rome

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Abstract

The chapter, “Effigies of Atia and Servilia: Effacing the Female Body in Rome,” by Antony Augoustakis, unravels the nexus of female sexuality and feminine rivalry as depicted in the second season of the series Rome. This chapter focuses on the portrayal of the bitter feud between the two main female protagonists, Atia of the Julii and Servilia of the Junii. This chapter illuminates how their bodies are abused and ultimately controlled to underscore their de-sexualization and loss of power.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRome Season Two
Subtitle of host publicationTrial and Triumph
EditorsMonica Cyrino
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Pages117-127
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781474400282
ISBN (Print)9781474400275
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2015

Keywords

  • Rome
  • female body
  • female sexuality
  • Atia
  • Servilia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Augoustakis, A. (2015). Effigies of Atia and Servilia: Effacing the Female Body in Rome. In M. Cyrino (Ed.), Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph (pp. 117-127). Edinburgh University Press. https://doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0010