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Women in Ancient Rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian did not take part in the daily work life of the empire in the same way as men.

Although women were respected, their place in Roman Society was the home.

They were expected to cook, clean, sew and in general maintain and run the household.

Of course, wealthy Roman families would have had slaves to take over and do many of the more boring household chores for the lady of the house.

Whilst a Roman Mistress of a house in the city, a Domus, might choose to go out into the streets and shop herself, shopping for the household was generally done by slaves.

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The Emperor Hadrian ruled for 21 years from A.D. 117 until A.D. 138, when the Empire of Ancient Rome was at its height.

The Emperor Hadrian consolidated and strengthened The Roman Empire. He was The Roman Emperor responsible for the building of Hadrian's Wall in England.

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Drawing of a Roman Woman Working and Spinning

Drawing of a Roman Woman Working and Spinning.

Drawing of a Roman Woman using distaff and spindle to spin wool thread; modern.
Saalburg, Museum. Credits: Barbara McManus, 1988
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Drawing of a Roman Woman Working and Weaving

Drawing of a Roman Woman Working and Weaving.

Drawing of Roman woman using vertical loom to weave wool cloth; ancient loom weights modern.
Saalburg, Museum. Credits: Barbara McManus, 1988
Source: www.vroma.org


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