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(ISBN: ISBN: 0-7451-7005-6)

Author(s): Jagger, Brenda Pages: 220
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Date of Publication: 1978
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Setting: Rome Period: 68/69 AD (Code: 7b)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: on Antonia &Daughter of Aphrodite: ÒThe characters, and the atmosphere of the courts of Tiberius and Galba, form a fascinating setting for the stories, both of which centre around young girls whose lives and loves develop against the time-honoured background of power, treachery, murder, and money. The heroines differ in their position in society: Antonia is a heiress whose wealth makes her a political pawn in the intrigue following Nero«s death ... Each bears the hallmark of a Jagger heroine; tenacity, a strong sense of survival, and a capacity to develop and to learn from all the experiences that life and the author throw at them. This description would encompass a typical heroine of most traditional historical and romantic novels, but what is unusual about JaggerÕs work is the interesting way in which she describes in some detail the socio-political structures of the period about which she writes.Ó (20th-Cent. Hist. Writers, 352)
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Rating: for mature readers

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