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In ancient Roman society, the male was head of the family held almost absolute powers over his family. This was because ancient Rome was a patriarchal society where women did not have much say in private or public life. Children of ancient Rome were under the authority of their fathers. A father could decide almost everything for his children such as dressing, education and lifestyle. One of the most brutal laws of Rome related to the Roman children was that fathers could even kill their children without breaching Roman law. This practice only changed in the first century AD.

ASCLEPIUS (Asklepios) - Greek God of Medicine & Doctors

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The Roman Empire: in the First Century

So it is evident that women had certain prescribed roles to play within Roman society: child bearer, mother, daughter, and wife. They were considered citizens, but they were not permitted to vote or participate in government procedures. If they did try, it was frowned upon. Some women were more educated than others. All had some personal freedoms. Lower class women could work, but upper class women were expected to meet the expectations that their families had set out for them and stay at home. None of the women really had their own identities or an array of personal choices put before them. There are always some exceptions and there must have been women considered very radical in their time. Women were always overshadowed by the men in their lives because Rome was a very patriarchal society, built on a peasant culture and on the old customs of . Quoting Ennius, Cicero said, "the strength of Rome is founded on her ancient customs as much as on the strength of her sons." Roman women might have had it better than , but that's not saying much. Rich or poor, most died young. One can only hope they had a few pleasures that were never documented by the men who wrote about them. Some did get involved in the rites of Bacchus and probably did enjoy themselves a great deal for short periods of time, before they were caught.

Europa, the Beast & Revelation: Europe in Prophecy

The author of the Commentaries upon the Apocalypse set forth in St. Ambrose name, writeth thus: This...sometime signifieth Rome, specially which at that time when the Apostle wrote this, did persecute the Church of God. But otherwise it signifieth the whole city of the Devil, that is, the universal corps of the reprobate. Tertullian also taketh it for Rome, thus, Babylon (saith he) in St. John is a figure of the city of Rome, being so great, so proud of the Empire, and the destroyer of the saints. Which is plainly spoken of that city, when it was heathen, the head of the terrene dominion of the world, the persecutor of the Apostles and their successors, the seat of Nero, Domitian, and the like, Christ's special enemies, the sink of idolatry, and false worship of the Pagan gods (Annotations on Chapter 17 of the Apocalypse. The Original And True Rheims New Testament Of Anno Domini 1582. Prepared and Edited by Dr. William G. von Peters. Ph.D. 2004, copyright assigned to VSC Corp. Page 583).

Yet in 610 the character and problems of the Roman Empire would not have been unfamiliar to Theodosius the Great.
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Translations and the Greek Text - Bible views

My determination is that, since this page, and the English language, uses the Latin alphabet, and since the Roman Empire originally used Latin as its universal language, never forgotten in Greek Romania (however annoying or hostile contemporary "Latins" might become in the Middle Ages), Latinate forms -- or familiar Anglicized ones -- are the practice here.

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Girls did receive some informal education in their homes and learned to read and write. Both mothers and fathers had a role to play in the transmission of Roman culture and education to their children, however, it was frowned upon for women to become too educated, as can be seen in Juvenal's writings. He scoffs at women who have opinions on Homer, grammar, and ethics, and he implies that these sorts of women have forgotten their place in society by being so knowledgeable. It was not their place. Women were already finished their educations and having babies when their male contemporaries were practicing eloquence or studying philosophy abroad in places like Athens. Of course, this would only apply to males from upper class families. Women from the lower classes received enough education to assist them in running small businesses and working as dressmakers or salespeople in the markets.

Ancient Roman Women: A Look at Their Lives - …

In 629 Heraclius began to use the title of the defeated monarch, the traditional Persian "Great King." Thus , , the Greek word for "King," became the mediaeval Greek word for "Emperor" (although, actually, Procopius was already using it that way in the days of ) -- as Greek now (or hereabouts) replaces Latin as the Court language as well as the language of command in the Army.