Classical 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 on N. S. Gill's About.Com Ancient/Classical History Internet site. Ms. Gill labels the Diotima site at 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 is also among the "best on the web" for all thing ancient.