Locusta of Gaul: Murderer by Poison

Locusta of Gaul had, what most individuals would call, an unconventional career. Living most of her life in Rome, she created and sold poisons to various individuals. People of high social status (e.g., Emperor’s and Empresses) stood on both sides of Locusta’s craft, killing and/or being killed by her deadly poisons. This page offers an insight into the origin of poisons and their use, as well as the murders that took place with the aid of Locusta’s services. … More Locusta of Gaul: Murderer by Poison

Livia Drusilla

Rise to Power Early Life Livia Drusilla was born in either 59 or 58 BCE.[1]  Her mother, Alfidia, was from a wealthy, if not aristocratic family.[2]  Livia’s father, however, Marcus Livius Drusus Claudianus, had ties to two important aristocratic families: he was a member of the Claudian family by birth and the Livian family by … More Livia Drusilla