Vibia Pacata – Roman Women in Scotland

SaffoRoman Woman writer – Napoli Museo

There are a number of Roman women mentioned in Scotland. Centurions brought their families to Scotland or married into the local population . Women and children lived in and around Roman fortifications in Scotland.

  • Vibia Pacata, North African wife of a centurion is named on a tombstone near Falkirk ” Vibia Pacata, (wife) of Flavius Verecundus centurion of the Sixth Legion Victrix, with her family paid her vow willingly, deservedly.” see https://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/inscriptions/3504
  • Julia Domna, Syrian wife of the emperor who stayed in Edinburgh during the invasion in 205

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