Celtic Women and the Law

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A Scottish chieftain’s wife said to the Roman empress Julia Augusta 2000 years ago about their morals: “We fulfill the demands of nature in a much better way than do you Roman women, for we consort openly with the best men, whereas you let yourselves be debauched in secret by the vilest.” Truly, Celtic women were free to choose or refuse a suitor. By law, they could own their own tribal land and herds for life. In contrast, Greek and Roman women of that time were chattel -- being bought, sold, or killed like cattle by the men who controlled them. We’ll see what the Brehon laws granted to Celtic women, centuries before the feminist movement granted the same rights to women of our time.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

Maya Sutton, Ph.D. 

Please read: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Friday, May 5, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/5/2017 - 5/5/2017 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Maya Sutton, Ph.D.