Abstract – Matriarchal Marketing: The Emperor, The Empress, and The Army

Before this “Crisis of the Third Century” as some scholars have called the period, the title “Mater Castrorum” was nearly exclusively used by civilians and the imperial administrations, but hardly at all by military units or individual soldiers. Recent scholarship posits that emperors who were promoting their sons to the throne used these titles to … Read moreAbstract – Matriarchal Marketing: The Emperor, The Empress, and The Army

Matriarchal Marketing: The Emperor, The Empress, and The Army

The Mater Castrorum: The Conundrum of Women and the Military §1.1 With barbarian invasions closing in on all sides and an economic collapse looming overhead, the once mighty Roman military turned its swords against itself during the political turmoil and confusion of the third century CE. In a span of 50 years (235-285), 50 emperors … Read moreMatriarchal Marketing: The Emperor, The Empress, and The Army