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What rights did women have in ancient Rome?
Under the kingdom and the republic, women had no rights. A woman's role was to bear and raise children, and to teach her daughter to behave. Unless she had slaves to do the work for her, her job was also to clean, cook, and sew. Under the empire, however, women did receive some rights. They could own property, inherit, and even get a paid job. Roman Families & Roman Women