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To heaven in a chariot : The incredible story of Poppaea Sabina

ContributorsSchubert, Paulorcid
Published inAntigone, vol. 8
Publication date2021
Abstract

Poppaea Sabina, the second wife of emperor Nero, was said to have died heavily pregnant from a kick in the belly inflicted by her husband in a fit of rage. A recently published papyrus provides the remnants of a Greek poem where Poppaea Sabina is taken away by Aphrodite to heaven (an apotheosis). She parts from Nero with sorrow and assures him that she will care for their dead children for ever.

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Keywords
  • Poppaea Sabina
  • Nero
  • Papyrus
  • Greek poem
  • Egypt
  • Rome
Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 182205
Citation (ISO format)
SCHUBERT, Paul. To heaven in a chariot : The incredible story of Poppaea Sabina. In: Antigone, 2021, vol. 8.
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  • PID : unige:155276
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