What can we find out about women and work in the Roman empire?
A catalogue of the Latin inscriptions held in the Ashmolean. You can use the search function, or browse by topic to explore the collection.
Included on this page is a section on Women at Work, and one discussing the reliability of different kinds of sources. There is also a useful bibliography.
Written to accompany the TEDEd videos by Prof. Ray Laurence, Dr. Mary Harlow explains how the Romans made cloth in their own homes.
Discussion and details of Eumachia, a prominent citizen of Pompeii, and the dedicatory inscriptions we have relating to her.
Description and images of this building, including its wall painting showing women working in the laundry.
This sign (a replica), painted on the wall above the door of Verecundus' workshop, shows women working beside men cleaning and repairing garments. From Pompeii. 1st century AD. EUR (Rome), Museum of Roman Civilization.
Blogpost looking at women's names on brickstamps in the Ashmolean Museum collection.
An extensive range of sources regarding women and work, including text commentaries, additional readings and a wide variety of visual and material sources.
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