Rape and Revolution : Livia and Augustus in Tacitus' Annales

Thomas E. Strunk, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio


The article explores moment of revolution and sexual violence in the works of Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus. It discusses the abduction and rape of Livia and the ensuing political revolution in the historical writing "Annales." It also offers information on the marriage of Livia Drusilla, wife of Roman emperor Caesar Divi F. Augustus, with Augustus