Evidence continues to surface indicating some women in ancient Rome could read and write.  Historically, the belief is that many of the elite men in ancient Rome learned to read and often to write. It was not the domain of women.  New research and discoveries challenge that assumption. Educated female slaves handled correspondence. Others were female calligraphers and highly trained copyists. Some worked for the prolific third century theologian Origen. Women are seen everywhere. Now, let’s find the manuscripts, journals, letters and account books they created.  For the complete story: https://www.thedailybeast.com/could-women-in-ancient-rome-read