Anyway, they [my savings] not for long would last, my dearest Postumus
. But for the funeral....
The most well-known example is a panel from the Villa of Agrippa Postumus
at Boscotrecase (fig.
Longus might well be a useful comparandum here, especially in connection with the panels in the Red Room of the Villa of Agrippa Postumus
(22) Tacitus draws memorably on the rhetorical type of the stepmother/bad mother in his savage portraits of Livia Augusta and Agrippina, described as matres impotentes with regard to their sons and saevae novercae to their stepchildren (Agrippa Postumus
At 3.12, addressed to Postumus
(senator and proconsul, a relative), the poet pits the fidelitas, pudicitia and castitas of a lonely wife pining at home against the avaritia and virtus of her husband who, lured by the promise of spoils, follows Augusti fortia signa to Parthia.
She presents Emperor Charles IV's use of the personal memoir to legitimize his claim to the empire over Ludwig of Bavaria; Friedrich III's account of the political upheavals in the early years of his reign when much of Austria, Bohemia, and Hungary were wrenched from his control; the famed memoirs of the noblewoman Helene Kottanner and her apologia of the disputed rule of Ladislaus Postumus
in Hungary; and Maximilian l's fragmentary records of his claim to the Hapsburg throne.
, 'Nota over den toestand van de Amsterdamsche handelshuizen in het jaar 1854', Economisch Historisch Jaarboek, 7 (1921): 204; Bram Oosterwijk, Koning van de koopvaart: Anthony van Hoboken (1756-1850) (Amsterdam: De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1983), pp.
There is Postumus
, who exploited Gallienus' weakness to establish a secessionist so-called Gallic empire in Spain, Gaul and Britain.
' pardon of Iachimo contrasts sharply with Ambrogiuolo's in Boccaccio's tale.
He paraphrases the opening of Horace's Ode to Postumus
(Ode 14, Book ii), in which the ancient poet addresses his friend with bitterness and solemnity: 'Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume, | labuntur anni' ('Alas, my Postumus
, our years | glide away silently').
In particular, Agrippina's downfall together with that of her children is portrayed by Tacitus as largely due to her failure to overcome her ferocia, although begged to do so by Germanicus on his deathbed.(41) Finally, another member of the imperial family, Agrippa Postumus
, whose ferocia is mentioned by both Suetonius and Tacitus, was ejected from the family by Augustus, perhaps because he did not live up to the virtuous character demanded of full members of the domus Augusta.(42)