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Women in ancient Rome played very different roles then the men didMatrona or women were given very few liberties and were only permitted to leave the oikos or house for a special occasion or under supervision Some of the less wealthy families abandoned the burden of having a baby girl at birth and were sometimes sold to the wealthy as slaves Even Emperor Augustus impeded the advancements of womens rights by introducing new laws based on traditional values Although there is always two spectrums for example women of the Augustus court lived very different lives then the common house wife And even the common house wife lived a very different lives from the prostitutes and courtesans Some of the early Greek Literature both fiction and non fiction shed some light on womens rights in ancient Rome In the most general sense women were prisoners of their own domain with very few liberties While men on the other hand had all the freedom they wanted Also a man was thought to be more trustworthy and in most cases more articulate then women It seems as if some ancient literary pieces written in both Greece and Rome portrayed women in only two lights One being defenseless and basically useless unless for reproductive purposes In some the more recent literature women are seen as emotional unstable beings with very little or no ration at all Although there have been some pieces that tried to improve womens rights most seem to have little or no effect at all There were many noble men who were strong believers in ethics and virtue Like Cato Tiberius Gracchus Caius Gracchus Although of these men had there biographies written by Plutarch These men made strives for women using there power and there beliefs Since these men were very prominent in both the economic and social sectors there words and examples attempted to have an effect on the general publics perception of women These
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