Dr. Emma Southon is a Dr and likes to remind people of that. I have a PhD in Ancient History, and a version on my thesis was published in 2017 as Marriage, Sex and Death: The Family and the Fall of the Roman West. After a few years teaching Ancient and Medieval history, followed by some years teaching academic writing, I quit academia because it grim and started writing for my own enjoyment.

I have a long running obsession with the bad guys of the Roman empire and weird people out by going on about Caligula a lot. I’m currently writing a biography of Agrippina the Younger so blogging is a little neglected.

Mostly I just truly love the Romans and want to write about them forever.

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