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Boudica

Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Caitlin Gillespie

March 2020

ISBN: 9780197503652

216 pages
Paperback
235x156mm

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Price: £20.99

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Boudica introduces readers to the life and literary importance of Boudica through juxtaposing her literary characterizations in Tacitus and Cassius Dio with those of other women and rebel leaders. Literary comparisons assist in the understanding of Boudica as a barbarian, queen, mother, commander in war, and leader of revolt.

  • Unique as a comparative literary biography of Boudica
  • Fully illustrated with a variety of photographs and maps

About the Author(s)

Caitlin Gillespie, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University

Caitlin C. Gillespie is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Texts and Abbreviations
    List of Maps and Illustrations
    Preface
    Maps
    Introduction
    One: Britain: The Final Frontier
    Two: Wife, Queen, Roman?
    Three: Family and Freedom
    Four: We Learned These Things from the Romans
    Five: Dux Femina
    Six: I Call Upon You, Andraste
    Seven: The Wolf and the Hare
    Epilogue: Warrior Woman
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

Reviews

"Gillespie's fascinating book reveals why the study of Boudica, a British noblewoman of the Iceni who perished in 61 CE leading a rebellion against Roman occupation, is at once so difficult and so critical." - Karen E. Klaiber Hersch, Classical Journal Online

"Embraced by artists and feminists, Boudica continues to inspire and challenge ... Highly recommended." - CHOICE