Selected Web Resources on Roman
Images of Roman Women
Women and Roman Law
Introduces the idea of patria potestas and the control the father had
as the head of the family.
as the basis of marriage: marriage exists because of the consent of the
bride, groom, and their fathers.
Julian Marriage Laws: These are laws, established by Augustus, concerning
Roman marriage and adultery.
Twelve Tables: Roman law set in 450 B.C. concerning paternal power, guardianship,
ownership, possession, and sacred law.
Right of Life or Death: The Roman laws on adultery and a father's power
over his daughter if she is caught committing adultery.
- Worlds of Roman Women in Text and Images, an amazing site, has sections devoted to childhood, learning, marriage, family, body, politics, class, work, religion, and flirtation (Worlds of Roman Women)
- Diotima: Materials
for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
- Lefkowitz and Fant, Women's
Life in Greece and Rome, an extensive anthology of texts
- Gender Studies
page at the Voice of the Shuttle