The cruel punishment of the Roman Empire against the priestesses who had sexual relations

The cruel punishment of the Roman Empire against the priestesses who had sexual relations

According to Plutarch and Dio Casio, if the vestals had sexual relations they were placed in an underground cell along with a lamp and a loaf of bread awaiting death.

Traditional representation of the vestals ABC

Manuel P. Villatoro

01/02/2023

Updated at 09:09 a.m.

Among the most highly regarded women in Rome were the vestals, priestesses consecrated to the goddess Vesta with a single mission in life: to always keep the sacred fire burning that represented the continuity of the State. Although, in practice, they also kept basic documents …

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