Title of material
Invitation to a birthday party
Vindolanda (north of what is now England)
Social History; Gender History
Claudia Severa was the wife of a commander of a Roman fort in Britannia, on the borders of the Roman empire. This invitation gives an insight into her life and the lives of other Roman women in the area. There is a note at the end which may be in Claudia's own writing, making this tablet the earliest known example of a woman's writing in Latin from the British Isles (and arguably the earliest from the empire as a whole).
Severa, Claudia, "Invitation to a birthday party" (2020). All OER History Primary Sources. 58.