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Unmanly Men and Manly Women. What happens when gender lines are crossed in Imperial Rome?. How do we define manly and unmanly?. Before we begin discussing the Romans, here are a few aspects of gender to consider from our own culture . . .

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Unmanly men and manly women

Unmanly Men and Manly Women

What happens when gender lines are crossed in Imperial Rome?


How do we define manly and unmanly
How do we define manly and unmanly?

  • Before we begin discussing the Romans, here are a few aspects of gender to consider from our own culture . . .

  • Also a reminder that the book “Egalia’s Daughters” is available for purchase at Wild Iris books (located on University, near Ayers Medical Plaza)



Is this a girly man
Is this a girly man?

  • Who defines what is the norm for a culture?

  • Do we make exceptions for certain subcultures within a culture?





Agrippina the wife of claudius
Agrippina, the wife of Claudius

  • From this point, the empire was changed. All obeyed a woman. But this was a woman without feminine frivolity. She was openly severe and often arrogant. Agrippina's dominance was almost masculine.

    Tacitus


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