Young woman holding a stylus and a booklet of wax tablets, Imperial Roman Fourth Style wall painting, “Sappho” from house in Pompeii (source). It shows that women in that time were viewed as intelligent, thinkers and creative.
From Pompeii. Temple of Isis, north porch. The priest who reads on the scroll of papyrus the formulas of the ritual was called hierogrammateus or even pterophor for his owl feathers that adorned his head.
Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, alth