Horace is the only one who celebrated a freedwoman in some of his odes.
The chastity of a slave or a freedwoman or even a foreigner, was of no value.
Some measure of the situation may be taken from what befell when the freedwoman Claudia Acte became the mistress of Nero.
Thou art no more a slave, but the freedwoman of the Empress Valeria.
As my freedwoman, you will, of course, bear my name with your own.
M. Abudius Luminaris, who raises this monument, had married his own freedwoman; “Patronus idemque conjux.”
She wrote a few words also, committing care over Lygia to Nero's freedwoman, Acte.
A freedwoman had roused superstitious fear in the heart of a daughter of the Cæsars!
But with a gesture of savage pride the freedwoman tore herself away from Nola.
Many questions were needed to draw this much from the freedwoman, for she spoke but little.