Poppaea Sabina Alexis Eckton and Tarryn Myers
Early Life <ul><li>Born in Pompeii </li></ul><ul><li>Only daughter of Titus Ollius and Poppaea </li></ul><ul><li>Grandfa...
Rise to Power <ul><li>Poppaea made her career from marriage </li></ul><ul><li>First marriage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rufriu...
Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus <ul><li>Poppaea was his favorite mistress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although she was ...
Marriage to Nero <ul><li>They were said to have a happy marriage and that Nero had true affection for her. </li></ul><ul><...
Role as Empress <ul><li>Once empress, became well respected by the people of Pompeii </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed for her town...
Criticism against Poppaea <ul><li>Roman Historian Tacitus criticized Poppaea. </li></ul><ul><li>Believed that she used he...
Sources <ul><li>“ Poppaea Sabina.” Wordiq.com . 19 October 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Pop...
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Poppaea sabina

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  • 1. Poppaea Sabina Alexis Eckton and Tarryn Myers
  • 2. Early Life <ul><li>Born in Pompeii </li></ul><ul><li>Only daughter of Titus Ollius and Poppaea </li></ul><ul><li>Grandfather was a consul of Rome and a military leader </li></ul><ul><li>Stepfather and half brother also became consuls </li></ul>
  • 3. Rise to Power <ul><li>Poppaea made her career from marriage </li></ul><ul><li>First marriage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rufrius Crispinus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>age 14 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>had a child named after him. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Her second marriage was to Otho </li></ul><ul><ul><li>friend of Nero. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was rumored that she used this marriage only to get closer to Nero </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poppaea became Nero’s mistress. </li></ul>
  • 4. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus <ul><li>Poppaea was his favorite mistress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although she was hated and feared by the Romans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nero’s mother, Agrippina the Younger, warned him about her and told him to get rid of her </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nero murdered his mother </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poppaea influenced him to divorce his wife and marry her </li></ul><ul><li>Murdered or exiled her challengers </li></ul>
  • 5. Marriage to Nero <ul><li>They were said to have a happy marriage and that Nero had true affection for her. </li></ul><ul><li>However, believed that she died from Nero kicking her in the abdomen in a fit of rage. </li></ul>
  • 6. Role as Empress <ul><li>Once empress, became well respected by the people of Pompeii </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed for her town to become a “Colonia” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>would govern itself and have more rights in the Empire. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic to the Jewish people and very religious </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of graffiti in the ancient city reads: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Three cheers for imperial decrees; three cheers for the decisions of the Emperor and the Empress. Long live Empress Poppaea. &quot;-- Heinemann Ancient and Medieval History: Pompeii and Herculaneum pg. 110 and 111  </li></ul>
  • 7. Criticism against Poppaea <ul><li>Roman Historian Tacitus criticized Poppaea. </li></ul><ul><li>Believed that she used her sexuality to have a place in politics and generally believed that woman should not have a place in politics. </li></ul>“ Her conversation was charming and her wit anything but dull. She professed virtue, while she practised laxity. Seldom did she appear in public, and it was always with her face partly veiled, either to disappoint men's gaze or to set off her beauty. Her character she never spared, making no distinction between a husband and a paramour, while she was never a slave to her own passion or to that of her lover. Wherever there was a prospect of advantage, there she transferred her favours. And so while she was living as the wife of Rufius Crispinus, a Roman knight, by whom she had a son, she was attracted by the youth and fashionable elegance of Otho, and by the fact too that he was reputed to have Nero's most ardent friendship. Without any delay the intrigue was followed by marriage.&quot; -Tacitus, Annals XVI
  • 8. Sources <ul><li>“ Poppaea Sabina.” Wordiq.com . 19 October 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Poppea _Sabina> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Poppaea Sabina.&quot; All Empires. 12 December 2007. 19 October 2010. <http://www.allempires.com/article/inde x.php?q=poppaea_sabina>. </li></ul><ul><li>Griffin, Miriam T. Nero: The End of a Dynasty . </li></ul><ul><li>New York: Routledge, 2000, 2001. Print. </li></ul>

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