Matrona Docta

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Author  Emily A. Hemelrijk
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   February 28, 2004
ISBN  0415341272
Pages  400

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Matrona Docta presents a unique study of the education of upper-class women in Roman society in the central period of Roman history, from the second century BC to AD 235.
Emily A. Hemelrijk reconstructs women's opportunities to acquire an education, the impediments they faced, the level of education they could reach and the judgement on educated women in Roman society. She examines also the role of women as patronesses of literature, learning and Roman women's writing.

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