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  • The Rape Of Lucretia By Livy

    Women. I will attempt to compare the legendary foundation of the republic of Rome described by Livy in a document called The Rape of Lucretia with the historical realities described in The History of Western Societies, a text book. I will also look at the structure of the Roman family and views on women. I will show that the description by Livy and the realities of Rome are very close and my hope is that you will be able to see how Livy’s myth could be plausible. I also hope that you will be able to see in my argument that women at this time were no more than a piece of property with minimal rights, but there was an aspect of respect as to the need for and devotion of women…

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  • Woman's Suffrage Movement: Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Woman’s Suffrage In the early 1800’s woman were viewed as second-class citizens. They were not allowed to vote, own property, or pursue an education. Once married, a woman was almost non-existent. A man and woman were considered one according to the law. Married woman were not allowed to own property, collect inheritance, or even considered a guardian to their children. Woman fought for 70 years to change the world’s views about woman and to gain the right to vote. Woman’s Suffrage…

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  • Women In The Roman Empire

    political position that was based off Jewish and Classical Mediterranean beliefs. Woman at this time were meant to still serve as a subordinate of the house, work alongside her servants to care for the home and were required by the Oppian Law; however with the egalitarian belief system of Jesus Christ, the woman started to branch out on their own to get more independence and freedom within society and religious practices. In the excerpt below, examples of this division of a woman’s role will be…

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  • The Rape Of Lucretia

    In Roman society, although women did have virtue, they were not seen to be as nearly as important as men. They were objectified based on physical appearance, and often only served purpose in accompanying their spouses in social settings. After Lucretia had been raped, she felt as though her life was over. She no longer held a value to her husband, and when word would get out of the crime, she would damage her family name. Because she felt trapped, she decided to take her own life. It could be…

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  • Livy's Ab Urbe Condita

    On a surface level, it is almost too easy to come to the conclusion that women in the ancient world were socially repressed. For example, in the Roman republic, women were not granted the ability to vote and constantly lived under the will of their pater familias. However, this does not imply that the matrona, female head of household, did not hold a respected position in society. On the contrary, Roman society did have a great respect for the values of pietas and pudicitia, a woman’s commitment…

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  • Rembrandt's 'Oil On Canvas'

    Lucretia 1666, Rembrandt Harmensz. Van Rijn, Oil on Canvas Rembrandt explains the tale of Lucretia, who was the wife of a Roman nobleman. Rembrandt’s retelling of t Lucretia’s story showcases deep emotional feeling. Lucretia was raped by the son of a tyrannical roman king, named Tarquinius. Lucretia was a woman who valued Virtue and Honor (Harris.) In this period of time, a women virtue was idealized and at most times valued more than the woman’s life itself. Fearing that she would be regarded…

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  • Visual Analysis Of Lucretia

    After visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Art I chose to write a visual analysis of Lucretia of 1666 by the artist Rembrandt van Rijn. After reading the placard I learned that Rembrandt van Rijn painted Lucretia to consist of two paintings, the first consisting of Lucretia (1664) before she takes her life which is held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the second consisting of after Lucretia stabbed herself (1666) which is held at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The…

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  • Lucretia Mott Speech

    Hanna woube Lucretia Mott was American feminist and social reformer in the nineteenth century. She was raised by Quaker family, who expected her to become a leading social reformer. Lucretia Mott was a female abolitionist, a women's right activist, and religious reformer. Mott opposed to slavery and want to end slavery in the United States. She supported William Garrison’s ideas about slavery and his American Anti-slavery Society. She fought for women’s right with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She…

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  • The Rape Of Lucretia Analysis

    A lot of their framework came from the Roman Empire’s predecessor, Ancient Greece. The common ideals of Rome during this time include virtue, courage, and faithfulness. As seen in The Rape of Lucretia, the narrative reflects all of these Roman values, but also the historical context of the first century BCE by including the general beliefs handed down from ancient times. After this period of time and the reign of Augustus, there is turmoil until a clear transition from the Roman Kingdom to the…

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  • Brutus And The Rape Of Lucretia

    Forming A Republic For Dummies: Brutus Edition Lucius Junius Brutus was an important figure in the Roman Republic. He was born in 545 BC and lived until 509 BC where he would meet one of his enemies at the Battle of Silva Arsia. The rape of Lucretia caused Brutus to form the Roman Republic with her husband, Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus. Brutus would lead the people of Rome by example and left an admirable legacy that would still impress scholars today. …

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