Fulvia: Playing for Power at the End of the Roman Republic
Fulvia: Playing for Power at the End of the Roman Republic by Celia E. Schultz, M.A. ’94, Ph.D. ’99, is the first full-length biography of Fulvia, best known as the wife of Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and the most powerful woman in Rome. At one point, Fulvia even took an active role in the military conflict between Antonius’s allies and Octavian, the future emperor Augustus. She has been depicted as domineering, vicious, and greedy. Schultz’s book reveals a strong-willed, independent woman who was an immensely successful Roman matron. (Oxford University Press, 2021)
Celia E. Schultz is professor of classical studies at the University of Michigan and the author of Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republic and A Commentary on Cicero, De Divinatione I.