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Agrippina II

[ag-ruh-pahy-nuh, -pee-]
noun
  1. a.d. 16?–59?, mother of the Roman emperor Nero and sister of Caligula.
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Historical Examples of agrippina

  • To love like this was of the gods, and he had never loved anything so but Agrippina.

    The Art of Disappearing

    John Talbot Smith

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

    Nero

    Jacob Abbott

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

    Nero

    Jacob Abbott

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

    Nero

    Jacob Abbott

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

    Nero

    Jacob Abbott


British Dictionary definitions for agrippina

Agrippina

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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