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Unformatted text preview: Imperial Women Six vestal virgins Wives of prominent religious figures hosted feasts, participated in processions, and attended games as well. Noble women were often priestesses, such as Eumachia apriestess from Pompeii and a patroness of a collegium (club). She was a prominent woman in the community. Julian Marriage Laws-18/17 B.C. Proposed by the emperor Augustus.-Promoted the sanctity of marriage and the importance of children to the health of Rome-Penalties against bachelors-Senators not allowed to marry unsavory women such as prostitutes and freedwomen.-Penalties against adultery-Benefits for having kids-Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace) depicts the importance of families an altar commissioned by Augustus and shows his social program...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course HIST 226 taught by Professor Talbert during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08