Cornelia's noble nature: Rome

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  • Cornelia's noble nature
    • Begins by describing how Cornelia was honoured with a bronze statue and inscription of her name on it
      • It then goes to explain how she was friendly with kings and exchanged gifts with them
        • She accepted and conversed with Greeks and told ancient heroic stories of Rome
          • She surprises everyone by being so optimistic and rational after her sad life whilst also being so well educated
    • Theme: Attitudes to women
      • Some eomrn were very honourable, not just men. They were respected and given honours when credit was due
    • Authorship: Plutarch was Greek, and because Cornelia respected Greeks and was kind to her he would speak kindly of her too


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