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Ancient Roman Politics. The Vestals – Women’s Empowerment

@inproceedings{Galito2018AncientRP,
  title={Ancient Roman Politics. The Vestals – Women’s Empowerment},
  author={Maria Sousa Galito},
  year={2018}
}
Vestals had political and religious power in ancient Rome. Their peaceful presence at the forum was one of the first attempts (if not the first) in favor of gender equality or women’s empowerment in the public sphere. Vestals were virgin priestesses of a goddess that protected the walls of Rome with her perpetual fire, which was pure and had no statue. Their rituals were based on legends such as Amata or Rhea Silvia that, regardless of being true or not, were religious and cultural references… Expand

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