23 Feb 2015

What's In A Name?

Daughter of the Roman orator Quintus Hortensius , known for her Speech against the taxation of Women without Representation. Hortensia delivered an Oration in the Roman Forum, rebuking the Triumvirs for proposing to tax women to support Wars they had no part in initiating nor conducting. Hortensia declared that Women would enthusiastically help resist a Foreign Army, but would never pay for Civil Wars! 

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