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matron

Brit the former name for the administrative head of the nursing staff in a hospital
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Que estos habitos eran constantes en la sociedad lo demuestra el hecho de que el emperador Tiberio decreto que las matronas prostatae pudicitiae fueran castigadas segun las leyes dictadas por sus antepasados, ya que habia, incluso, feminae famosae que se alejaban voluntariamente de su rango matronal para evitar las penas dictaminadas por las leyes y tampoco despreciaban las actividades de lenocinio aprovechando sus medios de seduccion (24).
La de Noriega, Felicidad, era una mujer de aspecto matronal, de mas de 50 anos y que estaba obsesionada con las constantes infidelidades de su marido.
The next and last painting in the series appears to be that of a married woman, who is represented as wearing a wedding ring and elaborate clothing and with her head covered with the matronal veil, Maiuri 1953:53-58 identifies her as the lady of the house who commissioned the frieze, while Ling 104 suggests that she forms a counterpart to the bride of the previous scene.