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Sex and the City Roman Women, Motherhood and Marriage
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Roman Mothers Seneca the Younger writes about his mother Roman writers describe a general and idealized image of a Roman mother Rare to hear about mother’s affection for a child Children accustomed to a broad network of people raising them
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Seneca on Motherhood “Don’t you see how fathers treat their children one way and mothers another way? Fathers. . .demand sweat and tears from their children. Mothers want to hold their children on their laps and keep them in the cool shade; they want them never to be made upset, never to cry and never to be in distress.”
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Summary Motherhood is more generic than personal/individual portraits of women Women were expected to be virtuous, self-sacrificing, strong, and devoted to the education and political advancement of the family
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The Rape of Lucretia Titan’s painting Famous turning point in Roman history Story is written as if it were a tragedy, even though it is a history of the early founding of the city
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