Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"

Further Exploration

Learn how to style your hair the way Agrippina apparently styled hers:

YouTube. “Agrippina the Younger.”

Browse through a gallery of poisonous fungi to see some of the mushrooms that Agrippina was accused of using:
Natural-List. “Poisonous Fungi.”

Although the Colosseum was built around twenty years after Agrippina’s death, we know that she attended gladiatorial games at similar amphitheaters. Take a 360-degree virtual tour of the Colosseum of Rome: “A 360-Degree View of the Colosseum.”


Angela, Alberto. A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome. Europa Editions, 2009.

Barrett, Anthony A. Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire. Yale University Press, 1996.

Bonfante, Larissa and Judith Lynn Sebesta, editors. The World of Roman Costume. University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.

Cilliers, L. and F.P. Retief. “Poisons, Poisoning and the Drug Trade in Ancient Rome.” History of the Ancient World.

Dupont, Florence. Daily Life in Ancient Rome. Wiley-Blackwell, 1994.

Ginsburg, Judith. Representing Agrippina: Constructions of Female Power in the Early Roman Empire. An American Philological Association Book, 2005.

Hamilton, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina: The Wife of Germanicus (1804). Kessinger Publishing, LLC., 2009.

McManus, Barbara F. “Roman Clothing: Women.” Last modified August, 2003.

Wood, Susan E. Imperial Women: A Study in Public Images, 40 BC–AD 68. Brill Academic Publishers, 2000.

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