Caecilia, Calpurnia, and Their Dreams of Political Importance. Patterns of Constructing Gender Relations and Female Scope for Action in Ancient Roman Sources

  title={Caecilia, Calpurnia, and Their Dreams of Political Importance. Patterns of Constructing Gender Relations and Female Scope for Action in Ancient Roman Sources},
  author={Anna Katharina Romund},
During the crisis of the Roman Republic, ancient sources mention a number of political interventions by women. The paper at hand seeks to investigate two of these occurences in which dreams motivated women to play an active role in political affairs. Cicero and Julius Obsequens report the dream of Caecilia Metella that instigated the repair of the temple of Juno Sospita in 90 BC. Nicolaus of Damascus, Velleius Paterculus, Valerius Maximus, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Cassius Dio, and, again… 


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