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1) The term `matrona' describes a highly regarded woman that was respected in Roman
society. She oversaw the food, clothing, and shelter of all members of the household, was
the nurturer and first teacher of the children, may assist her husband in his work. Usually the
matrona's opinions on politics,…

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shows that this is a woman of great standing who is the greatest of women, and dedicated
to her husband. Because it is written in a letter by Pliny in such detail that we know this
would probably what he thinks is ideal about a woman.
Pliny's wife is also…


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