Women in Ancient Rome

The scholarship available on Women in Ancient Rome.


  • Chrystal, P., Roman Women: the Women who Influenced the History of Rome, Oxford, 2015.
  • D’Ambra, E., Roman Women, Cambridge, 2007.
  • Fraschetti, A., Roman Women, Chicago, 2001.
  • Richlin, A., Arguments with Silence: Writing the History of Roman Women, Ann Arbor, 2014.

Further Reading

  • Dennison, M., Empress of Rome: the Life of Livia, London, 2011.
  • Longfellow, B. & Swetnam-Burland, M., Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices: Roman Material Culture and Female Agency in the Bay of Naples, Austin, 2021.
  • Osgood, J., Turia: a Roman Woman’s Civil War, Oxford, 2014.
  • Panoussi, V., Brides, Mourners, Bacchae: Women’s Rituals in Roman Literature, Baltimore, 2019.
  • Radicke, J., Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology and Historical Development, Berlin, 2022.
  • Rantala, J., Gender, Memory and Identity in the Roman World, Amsterdam, 2019.
  • Roller, D.W., Cleopatra’s Daughter: and Other Royal Women of the Augustan Era, New York, 2018.
  • Schultz, C.E., Fulvia: Playing for Power at the End of the Roman Republic, Oxford, 2021.
  • Southon, E., Agrippina: the Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World, New York, 2019.
  • Staples, A., From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins: Sex and Category in Roman Religion, London, 1998.
  • Tatarkiewicz, A., The ‘Cursus Laborum’ of Roman Women : Social and Medical Aspects of the Transition from Puberty to Motherhood, London, 2023.