Women of the Roman Republic: Cloelia

This is the second in a series of blogs that will tell the stories of women who were notable in the history of the Roman Republic. In our first blog we saw that the expulsion of the last king of Rome, Tarquinius Supurbus, or Tarquin the Proud, was precipitated by the violation of the virtuous [...]

Famous Women of the Roman Republic: Lucretia

                                                      Women of Ancient Rome   This is the first in a series of blogs about women of ancient Rome. All of the societies of the ancient world were male dominated. In no society was a woman routinely allowed to vote, hold public office, plead law cases or lead military forces. (A rare exception [...]