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Agrippina II

[ag-ruh-pahy-nuh, -pee-] /ˌæg rəˈpaɪ nə, -ˈpi-/
noun
1.
a.d. 16?–59? mother of the Roman emperor Nero and sister of Caligula.
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  • To love like this was of the gods, and he had never loved anything so but agrippina.

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  • The rank and station of agrippina in Roman society was even higher than that of her husband.

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  • The emperor ate the mushrooms, and agrippina tremblingly awaited the result.

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  • Of course, agrippina was in a state of great solicitude and apprehension.

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  • Both these men had long been in the service of agrippina and of Nero.

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  • agrippina had contrived to raise Burrus to this post through her influence with Claudius.

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  • He continued his attachment to Acte, but kept as much as possible aloof from agrippina.

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  • These general attentions were, however, by no means sufficient to satisfy agrippina.

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  • Instead of being gratified with this gift, however, agrippina received it as an affront.

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  • They were overawed, too, by the lofty and passionate energy with which agrippina had spoken.

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British Dictionary definitions for agrippina

Agrippina

/ˌæɡrɪˈpiːnə/
noun
1.
called the Elder. c. 14 bc–33 ad, Roman matron: granddaughter of Augustus, wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger
2.
called the Younger. 15–59 ad, mother of Nero, who put her to death after he became emperor
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