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Giulia

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Synopsis:  The year is 2 B.C. Giulia, the daughter of Caesar Augustus and his former wife Scribonia, has just been exiled to the island of Pandateria for five years for her licentious behaviour. Giulia has also just been divorced from her third husband, Tiberius, a union that  was meant to strengthen the empire.

This story of exile is woven together with historical facts and imagination. Giulia's behaviour was contrary to the higher moral standards that her father, Caesar Augustus was attempting to implement in Roman society. Giulia is traumatized by the experience of exile. Being removed from all that is familiar is an agonizing slow process that moves her from shock to a subtle transformation.

The theme focuses on the 'outside the camp' experience. The characters give voice to those aliens who are shunned, estranged, exiled or forgotten. It is a story of their transformation and the resilience of the human spirit.

 

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