Women, Ethnicity and Power in the Roman Empire
... Plutarch's examples of feminine aretê, which are chiefly instances of courage, almost invariably
characterize women as passively enduring oppression and torture, for example by taking their
husbands' place in prison (247 A-C, of Etruscan women; cf. Valerius Maximus 4.6.ext.3), or else
by such strata ...