Mark Cartwright
published on 17 January 2016

A portrait bust of Livia (58 BCE - 29 CE), wife of Roman emperor Augustus. Her hairstyle is typical of the day with a front nodus from which a braid runs over the head and behind, binding the coil of hair at the back. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2016, January 17). Livia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Livia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 17, 2016.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Livia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jan 2016. Web. 19 May 2022.