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Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds And Sayings, 2.1.4


nanThere was no divorce between man and wife until five hundred and twenty years after the city was founded. The first was Spurius Carvilius, who divorced his wife for being barren. Though he appeared to have a good excuse for what he did, yet there were those who blamed him enough, being such as believed that conjugal loyalty was to be preferred above desire for children.


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1. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 31.11.2 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

31.11.2.  Even at the time, he said, he marvelled at the unexpectedness of his victories, and when, shortly thereafter, he captured the king, his children, and the royal treasure, he marvelled even more at the favourable tide of fortune. When, further, the treasure and his soldiers were conveyed safely and swiftly across to Italy, he was utterly puzzled by the fact that the whole affair was being brought to an end so much more fortunately than he had expected. But when all men joined in rejoicing with him, and felicitated him on his good fortune, then above all did he look for some calamity from destiny, and therefore he implored the god that the reversal might not in any way affect the state, but rather, if it was certainly the divine pleasure to bring some hardship to pass, that the burden might fall on him.
2. Livy, History, 45.41.1, 45.41.3-45.41.6, 45.41.8-45.41.12 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Ovid, Amores, 1.5.9-1.5.14, 1.7.47-1.7.48, 3.1.7-3.1.10 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 1.31-1.32, 2.297-2.302, 3.169-3.192, 3.273 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Ovid, Fasti, 1.405-1.410, 2.319-2.324 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.405. There were Naiads too, some with uncombed flowing hair 1.406. Others with their tresses artfully bound. 1.407. One attends with tunic tucked high above the knee 1.408. Another shows her breast through her loosened robe: 1.409. One bares her shoulder: another trails her hem in the grass 1.410. Their tender feet are not encumbered with shoes. 2.319. She gave him thin vests dyed in Gaetulian purple 2.320. Gave him the elegant zone that had bound her waist. 2.321. The zone was too small for his belly, and he unfastened 2.322. The clasps of the vests to thrust out his great hands. 2.323. He fractured her bracelets, not made for such arms 2.324. And his giant feet split the little shoes.
6. Propertius, Elegies, 2.1.15, 4.7.40-4.7.41, 4.11.61 (1st cent. BCE

7. Tibullus, Elegies, 1.10.61 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

8. Vergil, Aeneis, 4.215-4.217, 9.616 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4.215. of woodland creatures; the wild goats are seen 4.216. from pointed crag descending leap by leap 4.217. down the steep ridges; in the vales below 9.616. have lasting music, no remotest age
9. Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.360-2.364 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon, 67 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11. Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon, 67 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 11.77, 33.41 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

13. Plutarch, Aemilius Paulus, 36 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. Plutarch, Comparison of Aemilius Paulus And Timoleon, 6.3-6.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 114.21 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

16. Epigraphy, Cil, 6.41062

17. Epigraphy, Ils, 8393



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adoption Mueller, Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) 195
augustus, policy Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336, 340
blood, ties of (biological and religious) Mueller, Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) 195
carvilius ruga, sp. Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
censors Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
census Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
chance, tuche Mueller, Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) 195
childlessness, methods to overcome Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
children, and surrogate parents Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
children, marriage and Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
commemoration, funerary, of women Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
conjugal loyalty Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
dionysius of halicarnassus Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
divorce, criticisms of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
divorce, infertility and Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
divorce Mueller, Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) 195
dowry Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
epigram (literary genre) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
fecunditas, reciprocal obligations of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
felicitas (success, prosperity) Mueller, Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) 195
fiction, fictitious Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 340
flavian period (literature, dress) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
fortunata (wife of trimalchio) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
infertility, divorce and Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
laudatio turiae (cil Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
livia (empress) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 340
luxury Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
macrobius, saturnalia Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336
manes (ancestral dead)' Mueller, Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) 195
marcia Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
marriage, oath sworn to censors Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
marriage, purpose of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
martial Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
matrimonium Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336, 340
matrona Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336, 340
men, blame and criticisms of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
men, childlessness of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
mitra (headscarf) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
mores Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
opening (clothing) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336, 340
ovid Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
parents, surrogate Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
patronage Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
paulus diaconus Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336
petronius Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
praetexta Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336
praise for asinius rufus, as surrogate parent Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
propertius Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
property, jointly administered Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
remarriage, infertility and Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
spouses, and conjugal loyalty Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
spouses, reciprocal obligations Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
sterility Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
stillbirths . miscarriages, substitute children Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
stola (dress/robe) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336, 340
surrogate parents Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130
synthesis (garment) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
toga praetexta Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336
trica (triclinium (trimalchio Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
valerius maximus Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222, 340
veil Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222
verrius Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 336
vestal virgins Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 340
wives, infertility and divorce Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
women, commemoration of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 131
women, infertility of Hug, Fertility, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Reproduction at Rome (2023) 130, 131
wool, woollen Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 222