The Woman in the Roman Society: Ideal – Law – Practice (dr Jakub Urbanik)
MEETING 1. Introduction: Introduction: a woman in antiquity. Methodology: different sources, (literary, iconographic, archaeological, legal, sub-literary), handbooks and literature. What is history of mentality?
MEETING 2. A Topical Woman (Lucretia – Verginia – Cornelia – Cleopatra – Messalina – Theodora)
homework for the next week : Using Juvenal’s Satire VI and other texts from the handout as well as from the various text collections describe in 300-400 words (no more than 3000 char.) a female topos (a :good: mother, an evil: one etc)
MEETING 8: Does Christianity bring any change?. Limitations of Divorce:A Christian Inspiration or the Ancient Misogynism? A “Christian” divorce in theory and practice.