legendary story reported by Valerius Maximus (around 30 A.D. and pagan example of Caritas and Pietas, which has become an artistic and iconographic theme: Cimon condemned to starvation, is suckled by his daughter Pero
Roman Charity (Italian Carità Romana; Latin Caritas Romana) is an ancient Roman moral exemplar in which a daughter provides her breast milk to save an aging parent. The best-known version is that of Pero, who secretly breastfeeds her father, Cimon, after he is incarcerated and sentenced to death by starvation.
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