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Exhibition May 4 − June 13

Empresses, matrons, freedmen. Women: Power and Emancipation in Ancient Rome

The Uffizi Gallery invites again to the exhibition “Empresses, matrons, freedmen. Women: Power and Emancipation in Ancient Rome ".

The exhibition is divided into three sections and introduces viewers to the rich archaeological collection of the Uffizi, as well as magnificent statues, drawings, prints and gold coins.

The exhibition tells about the life of Roman women in the first two centuries of the Empire, from the beginning of the 1st to the second half of the 2nd century AD. It focuses on both positive and negative models: empresses and powerful women testify to the extremely high social status that women could have achieved in ancient Rome, and also allows us to learn fascinating stories from the lives of matrons and freedwomen. With all their stories, secrets, struggles for civil, political and economic liberation, the Roman women of the imperial era are the protagonists of the exhibition.

Based on site materials Uffizi galleries.