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Poppaea Sabina

(pŏpē`ə səbī`nə), d. A.D. 65, Roman empress, wife of NeroNero
(Nero Claudius Caesar) , A.D. 37–A.D. 68, Roman emperor (A.D. 54–A.D. 68). He was originally named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and was the son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul in A.D.
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. While married to OthoOtho, Marcus Salvius
, A.D. 32–A.D. 69, Roman emperor (Jan.–April, A.D. 69). He was a friend of Nero, and his wife, Poppaea Sabina, became Nero's mistress; Otho was repaid (A.D. 58) with the province of Lusitania. In A.D.
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, her second husband, she became mistress of Nero, whom she finally married in A.D. 62. She had great influence over Nero, inducing him to have his mother (Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger,
d. A.D. 59, Roman matron; daughter of Germanicus Caesar and Agrippina the Elder. By her first husband, Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus, she was the mother of Nero.
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), his former wife (OctaviaOctavia
. 1 d. 11 B.C., Roman matron, sister of Emperor Augustus and wife of Marc Antony, her second husband. For some years, she helped maintain peace between her brother and her husband.
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), and the philosopher SenecaSeneca,
the younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) , c.3 B.C.–A.D. 65, Roman philosopher, dramatist, and statesman, b. Corduba (present-day Córdoba), Spain. He was the son of Seneca the elder.
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 killed. One story has it that in a fit of temper Nero kicked her to death.
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By this time, Nero had murdered his half-brother Britannicus, his mother Agrippina, his wife Octavia, and his second wife Poppaea.
There is a reference to the spice in Exodus and the Roman emperor Nero used up the nation's annual supply at the funeral ceremonies following the death of his wife, Poppaea, in AD 65.
Nero's senior ministers were many and various, but notably they included a number of powerful women, such as his mother, Agrippina II, and his second and third wives, Poppaea Sabina and Statilia Messalina.
Claudette Colbert's performance as Empress Poppaea in Cecil B.
The natural landscape of Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, the waters of the Bay, the architectural and artistic legacy of the city, the pigments of the frescoes in Villa Poppaea in Oplontis, the decoration of Baroque churches--these were all explored and proved ripe for the picking for the collection.
(Lex Papia Poppaea) leis (24) com este escopo, ou mesmo, outras acoes politicas efetivas de Otavio, nao tao obvias ou claras sob a perspectiva historica, mas que amparam o programa do principado de moralizacao de Roma.
Emperor Nero's wife, Poppaea, is said to have worshiped the Lord, observed the Sabbath, and abstained from forbidden food.
Its depiction of the pagan debaucheries of Ancient Rome is staged with too much relish for the story's ultimate negation of them to be remotely credible, and Claudette Colbert's cheerfully dissolute, milk-bathing, bisexual anti-heroine Poppaea too clearly steals the film from Elissa Landi's simperingly virtuous Christian heroine Mercia for there to be any confusion about its real priorities.