Topic: mistress

Shelved Dolls: Corinna – Ovid’s Mistress. Who Was She?

Shelved Dolls: Corinna - Ovid's Mistress. Who Was She?

As I wrote last week’s Shelved Dolls about Messalina, Emperor Claudius’s murderous terrible wife (preceding his next murderous terrible wife, Agrippina) I found myself thinking, “Were there no nice people in ancient Rome? Surely some citizens did not kill everyone. I mean, hoi polloi probably didn’t murder with such abandon, but there must have been some in the upper class who were not just poisoning people left and right.” More »