A groundbreaking study of women's political involvement in the classical age, "Women and Politics in Ancient Rome" delineates not only the influential role of Roman women in business, government, law and public affairs, but also the emergence of women's political and liberationist movements in antiquity. Richard Bauman's investigation spans the period from 350 B.C. to A.D. 68, from the Early Principate to the Middle and Late Republic, focusing on the steady expansion of women's roles in public affairs. Bauman's treatment is principally chronological, leading up to a discussion of the formidable careers of ladies in the Emperor's House. "Women and Politics in Ancient Rome" will be of interest to historians, lawyers, classicists, and researchers in women's studies.

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