Women Wealth and Power in the Roman Republic

24-27 May 2021


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All times in Central European Summer Time (CEST). 13:00 CEST=12:00 BST=21:00 AEST=7:00 EDT

Monday 24 May 2021: Institutional practices and regulation

13:00-13:20 Opening remarks: Kathryn Welch

13:20-15:20 Panel 1: Property and regulation
Chair: Catherine Steel

13:20-13:50 Kit Morrell
Agnates, false tutors, and rubber stamps: Tutela mulierum in the Roman republic

13:50-14:20 Bronwyn Hopwood
A Series of Unfortunate Events: ‘Polybius on Roman Women and Property’ Revisited

14:20-14:50 Lewis Webb - Lewis Webb's handout
Speculum iuris redux: Regulations affecting women’s property rights and female visibility in Republican Rome

14:50-15:20 Panel discussion

15:20-15:30 Break

15:30-17:10 Panel 2: Contributions and taxation
Chair: Carsten Hjort Lange

15:30-16:00 Cristina Rosillo-López
Census and women in the Roman Republic

16:00-16:20 Leire Lizarzategui
Women’s Wealth as a Political Resource: attempts and resistances to tax the matrons (215-39 BC)

16:20-16:40 Hatin Boumehache Erjali - Hatin Boumehache Erjali's handout
The Donations of Roman Matrons to the res publica: Historiographic Tradition and Collective Memory

16:40-17:10 Panel discussion

Tuesday 25 May 2021: Performance and public space

13:00-14:40 Panel 3: Public Space
Chair: Hannah Cornwell

13:00-13:30 Corey Brennan
Women and the fasces

13:30-13:50 Cándida Martínez, Carmen Ruiz, and David Sierra
Prestige, memory and female genealogies: Women as promoters of civic architecture in the Late Republic

13:50-14:10 Laura Fontana - Laura Fontana's handout
Funeral strategies for women at the end of the Roman Republic: the case of Turia

14:10-14:40 Panel discussion

14:40-14:50 Break

14:50-16:30 Panel 4: Violence
Chair: Cristina Rosillo López

14:50-15:10 Ashley Finn
Violent Women and Violence towards Women: the physicality of power in the Roman Republic

15:10-15:40 Carsten Hjort Lange
There Will Be Blood: Fulvia and the Burial of Clodius

15:40-16:00 Carolyn Tobin - Carolyn Tobin's handout
Sectrix proscriptionum: Sulla's Women and the Proscription Auctions

16:00-16:30 Panel discussion 

Wednesday 26 May 2021: Soft power

13:00-14:50 Panel 5: Patronage
Chair: Lea Beness

13:00-13:30 Peter Keegan
Female patrons during the Roman republic: the epigraphic record

13:30-13:50 Georgia Aristodemou
Macedonian Women in public Roles. Issues on Female Patronage in Roman Macedonia

13:50-14:20 Christiane Kunst - Christiane Kunst's handout
Mucia Tertia. Resources of matronage

14:20-14:50 Panel discussion

14:50-15:00 Break

15:00-16:40 Panel 6: Economic in/dependence
Chair: Christiane Kunst

15:00-15:20 Giulia Vettori
Beyond Mundus Muliebris. Elite Women as Property Owners and Managers in the late Republican Economy

15:20-15:40 Johanna Göcke - Johanna Göcke's Handout
An Unlikely Alliance? Women and Enslaved People in Roman comedy

15:40-16:10 Francesca Rohr Vio and Alessandra Valentini
Roman matrons’ wealth between political action and disapproving clichés

16:10-16:40 Panel discussion

Thursday 27 May 2021: Biographies

13:00-14:40 Panel 7: Crisis
Chair: Corey Brennan

13:00-13:30 Lea Beness and Tom Hillard - Lea Beness and Tom Hillard's handout
Contested Memories: Women of the Gracchan Era

13:30-13:50 Antonio Messina
Megallide and the First Servile War

13:50-14:10 Christian Hjorth Bagger
Where the Old Meets the New and the New Meets the Old: Fulvia, Octavia, and female auctoritas 44-31 BCE

14:10-14:40 Panel discussion

14:40-14:50 Break

14:50-16:30 Panel 8: Aristocrats
Chair: Lewis Webb

14:50-15:20 Aglaia McClintock
‘Republican Royalty': Aemilia the wife of Scipio Africanus

15:20-15:40 Ayelet Peer
The Secret Lives of the Matrons

15:40-16:00 Lien Van Geel - Lien Van Geel's handout
per sororis commendationem servasti”: Octavia’s Cultural Influence in the Roman Principate

16:00-16:30 Panel discussion

16:30-17:00 Closing discussion: Judith P. Hallett

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