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Author Moore, Rosemary L., author

Title Fulvia : leadership and social convention in Ancient Rome / Rosemary L. Moore
Published London : SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals, 2019
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Series SAGE Knowledge. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary This case examines how social expectations of class and gender influence perceptions of legitimate leadership. Women in ancient Rome did not possess many of the civil and legal rights women do today, and social convention limited their participation in matters that were not personal or domestic. At the same time, they could possess considerable influence, particularly if they were of the aristocracy. Fulvia, an aristocratic woman who was the wife of three prominent politicians--Clodius, Curio, and Marc Antony--advocated for her successive husbands in ways that broke convention but also demonstrated traditional feminine qualities. Surviving literary sources criticize her harshly. Students will be asked to consider the motivations for such criticism and whether there was a valid basis for it, and to engage in self-reflection on their own understanding of who can be a leader
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Leadership.
Women -- Rome -- Social conditions -- To 476
Rome -- History -- To 476
Rome -- Social conditions -- To 476
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526489902
9781526489906 (ebook)