22. Women and Domesticity

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. Kristina Milnor PhD

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch22

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Milnor, K. (2011) Women and Domesticity, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch22

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Barnard College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • women and domesticity;
  • Tacitus' representation of women;
  • Syme's invocation of “the home”;
  • Germania and the Agricola;
  • Roman and foreign mores;
  • domesticity and ethnography;
  • Tacitus' on Agricola's triumph in Britain;
  • domestic life, Roman virtue and vices;
  • fall of Julio-Claudian dynasty


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Domesticity and Ethnography: The Agricola and Germania

  • Domestic Politics: The Annals

  • Guide to Further Reading