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Comparative Roles of Women in Rome and Han China (10:37)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:09 What were the arguments that Hortensia used against the triumvirate’s taxes?
  2. 05:20 What was it specifically about this war that made Hortensia unwilling to pay for it?
  3. 06:19 How does the video use this speech as evidence of how Roman women’s role in politics compared with other societies?
  4. 08:04 How does Ban Zhao’s writing differ from Hortensia’s speech?
  5. 09:33 How does Ban Zhao’s writing challenge the arguments that Ban Zhao herself was making?