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PLOTINA, The lady that changed history.
(An incredible PORTRAIT in the format of a Sestertius of PLOTINA)
The most influential of all Roman Empresses, she was interested in philosophy and in the doctrines of Epicurus, virtue, dignity and simplicity. She provided Romans with fairer taxation, improved education, assisted the poor, and tried to make Roman society ever more tolerant. Plotina was well known for her high moral standards and her kindness, as well as for her support for her husband: she travelled with him to the East and was present at his deathbed. It is said that when Plotina entered the imperial palace after her husband Trajan had become Emperor, she turned to those gathered at the steps and declared ďI enter here such a woman as I would wish to be when I leave.Ē Plotina was instrumental in ensuring that Hadrian, who she greatly liked and was Trajanís ward, succeeded peacefully to the throne on Trajanís death
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