THE WOMEN OF ANCIENT ROME

DONNE ROMANE CROP

How did the women of ancient Rome live? How important were they in Roman society? Did they reach positions of power?

Pliny’s letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In his letters, Pliny mentions over 30 women by name, addresses letters to seven, and refers to well over 40 anonymous women. His letters inform us about the roles of women in Roman families, marriages, and households, and also record the involvement of women in such matters as court cases, property ownership, religious orders, social networks, and political activities.

CIRCOLO ITALIANO
presents
THE WOMEN OF ANCIENT ROME
A lecture by Prof. JoAnn Shelton, UCSB’s Classics Department
Author of the recently published book

The Women of Pliny’s Letters
(Women of the Ancient World)

Sunday, April 21, 2013
11:30am

La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara

First a lovely Champagne Brunch followed by
Prof. Shelton’s lecture

Cost: $30 per person

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS:  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

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