I believe sexual invective has to do with a man’s opinion of a woman with freedom copy

I believe sexual invective has to do with a man’s opinion of a woman with freedom copy

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Lauren Schmidt Women of Ancient Rome November 15, 11 Sexual Invective Re-Write I believe sexual invective has to do with a man’s opinion of a woman with freedom. Because women in ancient Rome were so often possessed by and within control of their male counterparts, men would often be slightly afraid or unsure of what to do with a woman who was in control of herself. You can see this fear in Roman history, an example being Fulvia. Fulvia was a woman who was able to control much of her life and who was known for having power. She wasmarried three times, all to well known men, and was quite opinionated. Men for the most part were not comfortable with a woman having power because they believed that women could be crazy, flighty, and incapable of making sound decisions. Another example of a woman with too much freedom could be
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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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