Agrippīna māter fortis is the latest addition to the “Pisoverse” novellas (i.e. Pīsō Ille Poētulus, and Rūfus et arma ātra) with Piso and Rufus’ mother in the spotlight! Agrippina wears dresses and prepares dinner like other Roman mothers, but she has a secret—she is strong, likes wearing armor, and can fight just like her husband! Can she keep this secret from her family and friends?
It was clear from the beginning that a novella with a strong female lead role was to be written. Agrippīna can be read as pure entertainment, or used as content for more serious discussions in the classroom about the role of women in antiquity, social norms, and contemporary issues with gender inequality.
Agrippīna contains 65 unique words (excluding names, different forms of words, and meaning established within the text). Of all currently published Latin and modern language novellas, Agrippīna is among those with the lowest unique word count, yet is ~2870 total words in length—nearly as long as Pīsō at ~2935!
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