Messalina


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Mes·sa·li·na

 (mĕs′ə-lī′nə), Valeria Died ad 48.
Roman empress as the third wife of Claudius I. She was executed after Claudius discovered that she had married a lover in his absence.

Messalina

(ˌmɛsəˈliːnə)
n
(Biography) Valeria (vəˈlɪərɪə). died 48 ad, wife of the Roman emperor Claudius, notorious for her debauchery and cruelty

Mes•sa•li•na

(ˌmɛs əˈlaɪ nə, -ˈli-)

n.
Valeria, died A.D. 48, third wife of Claudius I.
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In things that are tender and unpleasing, it is good to break the ice, by some whose words are of less weight, and to reserve the more weighty voice, to come in as by chance, so that he may be asked the question upon the other's speech: as Narcissus did, relating to Claudius the marriage of Messalina and Silius.
"What, you talk of debaucheries, Madame Messalina, Lady Macbeth!
If he wedded Messalina, he would be none the less interesting.
That was my Indian Messalina's attribute: rooted disgust at it and her restrained me much, even in pleasure.
They were Phryne, Cleopatra, Messalina, those three celebrated courtesans.
Nero's senior ministers were many and various, but notably they included a number of powerful women, such as his mother, Agrippina II, and his second and third wives, Poppaea Sabina and Statilia Messalina.
Probably the most famous set of historical novels yet written, 7, Claudius and Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina, both published in 1934 by Robert Graves, are heavily indebted to Tacitus, yet depart from his interpretation of the emperor Claudius.
(notarianni.co.uk) It's run today by descendants lump gristle of the Italian couple - Luigi and Messalina Notarianni - who set it up in 1937 and it still only serves its original vanilla ice cream, made on-site to the same secret recipe.
As to the relevance of prior sexual history to consent, a nineteenth century American court once asked, "will you not more readily infer assent in the practiced Messalina, in loose attire, than in the reserved and virtuous Lucretia?" People v.
Os bracos nus da jovem messalina Cingem o padre, que, sorrindo, oscula A carne branca, aveludada e fina, Que lhe e dado gozar ...
(23) Nathaniel Richards, Messalina (London 1640; STc: 21011).