A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

A useful advisor to the artwork and brain of Virginia Woolf, drawn through her husband from the non-public checklist she saved over a interval of twenty-seven years. integrated are entries that confer with her personal writing, others which are basically writing workouts; money owed of individuals and scenes correct to the uncooked fabric of her paintings; and reviews on books she used to be analyzing. Edited and with a Preface by way of Leonard Woolf; Indices.

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It has often been observed that there was a fundamental difference between them, in that Livia did not earn a reputation for exploiting sex as a political weapon. Tacitus, for instance, concedes that she possessed an ‘old-fashioned’ virtue. But sex was clearly an important factor in clinching her marriage to Octavian. 8 From this point on, comparison between the supposed sexual standards of Livia and Agrippina is hardly relevant; Livia had nothing political to gain from sexual intrigue, since her husband the emperor survived long enough for her to ensure the succession for her son.

Unfortunately, Julia the Younger chose to follow in their mother Julia’s footsteps, which not unexpectedly also led to her mother’s fate. 33 Julia the Younger was married to Lucius Aemilius Paullus, consul in AD 1 and they produced a daughter Aemilia Lepida but beyond this we know very little of her earlier life, apart from Pliny’s remark that Julia owned the largest house in Rome and the smallest dwarf. Tacitus informs us that she was convicted of adultery (in AD 8) and exiled to Trimerus off the Apulian coast, where she was sustained by allowances from Livia until her death twenty years later.

When little Caligula joined his mother he became the favourite of the soldiers, dressing up in a diminutive soldier’s uniform and wearing small caligae, the hobnailed boots worn by Roman soldiers, which gave him his familiar nickname. Tacitus’ handling of this episode is interesting. Caligula’s imposture of a miniature soldier was almost certainly his mother’s idea, or at the very least condoned by her, and was an undisguised attempt to court the popularity of the legions, behaviour which, had it been exhibited by her daughter, would have been condemned outright as a shameless scheme to extend her influence.

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