Women and Power in Byzantium and Roman Civilization
The Byzantine Empire of today was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern half of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.Women in byzantine empire played but a small part in professional life.For instance Moreover, it was not proper for a woman to sit at table with men, unless they were close relatives, such as her father, husband, or brothers. Most often she would eat in a separate room, just as she would spend her days in rooms apart from the menfolk. She learnt all about household matters from a very early age; her education, in contrast, was usually limited to reading and writing. Very few women acquired a wider learning whereas, women in ancient Rome were citizens but could not vote or hold political office.Because of their limited public role, women are named less frequently than men by Roman historians. But while Roman women held no direct political power, those from wealthy or powerful families could and did exert influence through private negotiations. The Roman Empire (Latin: Imperium R manum; Classical Latin was post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization.