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Women in Ancient Rome

Posted on: 21/10/2015 with tags: deadly election, flavia alba, lindsay davis, Rome, Roman

Deadly Election author Lindsey Davis has written this fantastic article for us about her research on women in ancient Rome. Enjoy! Happy Family Businesses I’ve been researching the Romans for almost thirty years now. I’ve become used to standard descriptions that say women had no legal identity, with the follow-up devised by elite Roman writers and crusty Victorian professors, all men, that Roman women were supposedly kept out of sight with no social role. In fact this is not true. When I starte…

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