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Unformatted text preview: Clodia. Clodia was thought to be the main character of many of Catullus poems. Catullus poems were known for being scandalous and featuring a woman that was too wild or sexually promiscuous. If a woman had too much freedom there was a risk of men beginning to lack control, which was not okay with ancient Romans. Men had a very distinct view on how proper woman should act (bearing children, cleaning the home, being a good wife, etc) and they were almost disgusted by women who did not want to fulfill these roles. Rome was founded by men and for Rome to continue to be great they needed lots of submissive women to bear children, not free women who were allowed to do whatever they please....
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- Fall '07