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What It Was Really Like To Be A Vestal Virgin

For women in Ancient Rome, life presented many paths. While it's true that women were often closely identified with the family and their roles within the familial structure, a lot could change on the individual level. Lower class women were typically in the public, helping to earn a living for their family. Upper-class women were expected to be more private, but could also have a lot of political and intellectual power depending on the positions of their relatives. Yet, it's clear that much...

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What It Was Really Like To Be A Vestal Virgin

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