Untitled [Roman Woman]
26.62 in HIGH x 18.88 in WIDE
(67.63 cm HIGH x 47.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

The poster ha s a black border overall. The poster has a stylized drawing of a female figure. The figure is seated, she is wearing a green and white patterned dress and matching conical hat with a long clear veil. The background of the drawing has a large red shield or crest with an orange griffin. The bottom of the poster has the text: "Rome was not only the center of the Roman Empire (264 B.C. - 600 A.D.), it also became the center of the Christian Church in 445 A.D. / When the power of Imperial Rome disintegrated, Gregory the Great, who was pope from 590 to 604 A.D., took over the government... / initiating control and dominance of church over state which lasted for twelve centuries. The dissolution of the power of Rome, and the / subsequent emergence of church control did not sever the classical traditions of the past. The Romans adopted Greed democracy, but / they did not adopt the democratic Greek's contempt for women. Roman civil law defined marriage as a type of partnership between hus- / band and wife in which the property rights of both were substantially equal in character. The acceptance of women on a near equal basis / survived the 'Fall of Rome,' and was carried over into the feudal period and continued precariously through the long reign of the Church.".
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