Columella regarded the gains from the births as a sufficient motive for encouraging these unions, and thought that mothers should be rewarded for their fecundity; Varro, too, seems to have taken this view.
He did not know that since the nursing mothers were no longer sent to work on his land, they did still harder work on their own land.
I mean, it might be hurtful for your sister to see me using your mothers' things.
Mothers had the same rights in the absence .of the father; even elder brothers when both parents were dead.
At the same time the mothers of the murdered men came to the Temple to demand vengeance.