Ancient and Famous Roman Women

Ancient and Famous Roman Women

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Ancient Roman women were a fundamental element of Romanitas. Several foundational myths of the city and creation of the Roman people explicitly included the role of Women. The tale of the Sabine women pointed to their unifying and pacifying role. Names such as Rhea Slvia, Lucretia, Cloelia and Cornelia were exemplars of rectitude. The truth is that at least in the earliest days women were considered as the men’s possessions together with children, home, slaves and fields. They had no first name, no right to vote and were fully dependent on a father, brother or husband depending on the form of marriage chosen for them.

Things changed over time and many famous Roman women such as Fulvia, Livia and others achieved huge power and wealth.


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