Interview with Matthew Dennison
Mar 22, 2011
Lindsay Powell conducted for us the following interview with Mathew Dennison author of the recently reviewed book, Livia, Empress of Rome: A Biography
UNRV: Thanks for giving us this interview. First, congratulations on your book, Livia, Empress of Rome. Your first biography was an account of the life of Queen Victoria`s ninth and last child, Princess Beatrice, and of their extraordinary relationship. What attracted you to Livia, a personality from 1,800 years earlier?
MATTHEW DENNISON:At first glance the subjects of ‘The Last Princess’ and ‘Livia, Empress ofRome’ appear widely divergent. Closer inspection shows that both are concerned with the nature of power, in particular access to power and the exercise of power. Both Livia and Princess Beatrice occupied positions close to the centre of power…
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