All posts tagged Women in Roman Law and Society

The Guardianship of Women

The Guardianship of Women With a few exceptions, all Roman women were for their entire lives subject to some degree of limitation on their capacity for independent legal action. Authority to act must either be obtained from, or was vested in, a man—father, husband or guardian (tutor). Until the time . . . Read more

The Emancipation of Roman Women

The Emancipation of Roman Women The title of this chapter is ambiguous. The question with which it will mainly be concerned is whether Roman women were ‘emancipated’ in the sense of possessing a notably high degree of economic and social independence and self-determination. A distinct but related question is whether . . . Read more