Flashcards in The Role of Women Deck (12)
Women were whose property before they were married?
Her father's property
What was one name of a Roman form of marriage?
What was the other name of a Roman form of marriage?
The power of a father over a daughter or a husband over a wife
What could a woman not do?
Vote, hold office, make a will, sign a contract, or represent herself in court
What was the chief duty of a Roman wife?
To supervise the female slaves at their morning tasks of spinning, weaving, sewing, and embroidery
What did Roman wives do in the afternoon?
Receive or make social calls on other matrons
Where did Roman wives dine at dinner parties?
She dined with the wives of her husband's guests in a separate dining room
How were Roman women able to have legal positions?
Through their influence on their fathers, husbands, or brothers
How were upper class women able to wield considerable power?
Because political and business alliances were seal by intermarriage of the families involved
What are two examples of imperial families that exercised much control over the entire Roman Empire?
The Julio-Claudians and the Severi