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That's all. you'll pass. in fact it wasn’t Clauda who chosen and manage t h s verse epitaph (the translation is kchmond Lattimore’s) within the urban of Rome within the moment century B . c . , yet her husband or another lunsman. And one can make cynical comments not just during this specific example yet within the enormous quantities of others recordng household devotion, regularly together with the word in a single edition or one other that husband and spouse lived jointly X quantity ofyears sine ulla queyella, “without a unmarried quarrel”. but there's a lot to be discovered from the very monotony with which such sentiments are repeated century after century, at the very least in regards to the perfect lady - an incredible formulated and imposed via middle-and upper-class Roman men. firstly, untd really overdue in Roman historical past, girls lacked indvidual names within the right feel. Claudia, Julia, Cornelia, Lucretia, are in basic terms relations names with a female finishing. Sisters had an analogous identify and will be dstinguished purely via the addtion of ‘the elder’ or ‘the younger’, ‘the first’ or ‘the second’, etc. within the no longer unusual case of marriage among paternal cousins, mom and daughter might have a similar identify, too. doubtless t h s was once very complicated: awelcome confusion, oneis tempted T H E SILENT W O M E N OF ROME 149 to indicate, for the reason that not anything might have been more straightforward to put off. No nice genius used to be had to imagine up the assumption of giving each woman a private identify, aswas donewith boys. Itis asiftheRomanswished to suggestverypointedly that ladies weren't, or ought to not be, real indviduals yet basically fractions ofa relatives. nameless and passive fractions at that, for thevirtues whch have been under pressure have been decorum, chastity, gracefulness, even mood and chddbearing. They enjoyed their husbands, to be certain - notwithstanding we'd like now not think everythng that husbands acknowledged while their other halves have been lifeless - yet as one loves an overlord who's unfastened to hunt h s pleasures elsewhereand to place an finish to the relationshp altogether whilst and if he so chooses. ‘Family’ comes from the Latin, however the Romans truly had no note for ‘family’ in our most typical experience, as within the sentence, ‘I am talung my kin to the beach for the summer time. ’ In dfferent contexts famzlza intended all folks below the authority of the top of a loved ones, or all of the descendants from a standard ancestor, or all one’s estate, or basically all one’s servants - by no means our intimate kin. T h s doesn't suggest that the latter d d no longer exist in Rome, yet that the strain used to be on an influence constitution instead of on biology or intimacy. A Roman pate. v. fam:iliasneed now not also be a father: the time period used to be a felony one and utilized to any head of a loved ones. His dlegitimate chldren have been frequently excluded, even if h s paternity was once brazenly stated, and while h s son and inheritor will be an intruder whom he had followed by way of the right kind felony formalities. Theoretically h s energy - over his spouse, over h s little children and h s sons’ better halves and kids, over h s slaves and h s estate - was once absolute and out of control, endng simply with h s demise or via his voluntary act of ‘emancipating’ his sons previously.