Women: Reading most history books, you might think
that women were invisible in classical times and especially in the Roman
world. When you do hear about women it is almost always something bad.
But although women's rights were severely constrained by Roman law, they
did wield remarkable influence and sometimes had real power. You've already
read about Agrippina, but if you want more about classical women, go to
the list of Internet links at http://ancienthistory.about.com/education/history/ancienthistory/msub2.htm
on N. S. Gill's About.Com Ancient/Classical History Internet site. Ms.
Gill labels the Diotima site at http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/essays.html
as the "best on the web" and she is right. Both Diotima and Ms. Gills own
Internet sites provide links to other interesting Internet sites about
women, and Ms. Gill's main site at http://ancienthistory.about.com/education/history/ancienthistory/
is also among the "best on the web" for all thing ancient.