Volgei nescia: On the Paradox of Praising Women’s Invisibility

  title={Volgei nescia: On the Paradox of Praising Women’s Invisibility},
  author={Matthew B. Roller},
A funerary plaque of travertine marble, originally from a tomb on the Via Nomentana outside of Rome and dating to the middle of the first century BCE, commemorates the butcher Lucius Aurelius Hermia, freedman of Lucius, and his wife Aurelia Philematio, likewise a freedman of Lucius. The rectangular plaque is divided into three panels of roughly equal width. The center panel bears a relief sculpture depicting a man and woman who stand and face one another; the woman raises the man’s right hand… Expand
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