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gardenhistorygirl: Cool Garden Rooms. And Prophetic Chickens..the Garden History of Livia Drusilla

Mural -- Villa Livia Villa Livia is thought to be part of the dowry of the inimitable Livia Drusilla BC-AD wife of Octavian, mother of Tiberius, who wielded enormous though unofficial power during the Republican era.

Villa di Catullo (Roman fresco)  Landscape of a fishing scene

Villa di Catullo (Roman fresco) Landscape with a fishing and a sailing scene

Freeborn women in ancient Rome were citizens (cives), but could not vote or hold political office.   While Roman women held no direct political power, those from wealthy or powerful families could and did exert influence through private negotiations.   Exceptional women who left an undeniable mark on history range from the semi-legendary Lucretia and Claudia Quinta, whose stories took on mythic significance.

CTBHHM: Wear a Sack

Etruscan females were equal to men, literate, could vote and be elected. Different status of females after Rome separated from being capital and one of 12 Etruscan city-states Freeborn women in ancient Rome could not vote or hold political office

fresco roman villa

Second Style wall paintings (general view and detail of tholos) from Cubiculum M of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor, Boscoreale, Italy, ca. Metropolitan Museum of.

#Pompeii  --  Roman Fresco  (detail)  excavated from ruins in Pompeii.  Belonging to The National Museum  --  Rome, Italy

Pompeii - Roman Fresco (detail) excavated from ruins in Pompeii. Belonging to The National Museum - Rome, Italy

Pompeii, House of the Baker

Pompeian fresco depicting ancient Roman bakery or annona (distribution of bread to the Roman citizens).

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