Eleanor’s father played an important role in her life. He made sure that she had the best education that was available in their location. Girls were not supposed to know how to read, or understand Latin, but her father insisted on her knowing both (“Eleanor”). When Eleanor was fifteen, her father died of a chronic illness (Wills). At this time, she inherited her father’s title and lands (“Eleanor”).
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This representation is furthered with Livy’s descriptions of Lavinia, Rhea Silvia, and Verginia. Despite the work of Livy to create an accurate portrayal of women in ancient Rome, other authors showed women to actively defy this patriarchal society he describes. However, Livy’s effort to create the most accurate explanation of early Rome through a historical representation drives this discrepancy in characterization through genre. Therefore, Livy’s work serves as both an accurate and complex examination of the role of women in ancient Rome. According to Livy, a woman’s role was defined by her sacrifice; culturally, women were to be subordinate to men in the patriarchal structure of society, but also served as important... ... middle of paper ... ...exemplifies this, as Lavinia and Rhea Silvia held crucial role in its earliest development.
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