10 Things That Prove Women’s Lives in Ancient Rome and Greece Were Far From the Glamour We See in Modern Movies

1. A woman needed to leave home for 3 days to get rid of her husband.
In those days, there were 3 types of marriages according to archaic Roman law: “confarreatio,” which was a marriage between Patricians or highclass Romans, and the second type was called “coemptio,” marriage by purchase.

And the third type was known as “usus” by mutual cohabitation — a woman who lived in her de facto husband’s home for one year was recognized as his legal wife. Therefore, in marriage by usus, if a woman was absent for 3 consecutive nights at least once a year, she would avoid her husband establishing legal control over her.