Roman Family Life

In Ancient Rome the father had complete power over the family. Women had no rights at all.

The mother would bring up the children and run the household. This would be her domain.

As the children would grow up, daughters would stay home to learn household matters from their mother and sons would accompany their fathers to work, hopefully to learn a trade.

Daughters could be married as young as 12 – 14 years old. Fathers would arrange these marriages, often to advance social standing and wealth.

The daughter, when married would then move and live with her new husband’s family.

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kevin said : Guest Report 4 years ago

thank you

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