This paper discusses the various ancient writings that discussed the empress Messalina. It ultimately concludes that the ancient authors wrote with profound biases, which discredits the accuracy of their negative accounts of her.
Hosack, Kristen A.
"Can One Believe the Ancient Sources That Describe Messalina?,"
Constructing the Past: Vol. 12
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol12/iss1/7