Being A Roman Citizen

Being A Roman Citizen

by Jane F. Gardner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415001544

ISBN-13: 9780415001540

Pub. Date: 04/29/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The status of citizen was increasingly the right of the majority in the Roman empire and brought important privileges and exemption from certain forms of punishment. However, not all Roman citizens were equal; for example bastards, freed persons, women, the physically and mentally handicapped, under-25s, ex-criminals and soldiers were subject to restrictions and

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The status of citizen was increasingly the right of the majority in the Roman empire and brought important privileges and exemption from certain forms of punishment. However, not all Roman citizens were equal; for example bastards, freed persons, women, the physically and mentally handicapped, under-25s, ex-criminals and soldiers were subject to restrictions and curtailments on their capacity to act. Being a Roman Citizen examines these forms of limitation and discrimination and thereby throws into sharper focus Roman conceptions of citizenship and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415001540
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/29/1993
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1The Disabilities of Roman Citizens1
2Birth: The Freedman's Condition7
3Dependence: The Adult Child52
4Gender: The Independent Woman85
5Behaviour: Disgrace and Disrepute110
6Participation: The Handicapped Citizen155
7Conclusion: The Face-To-Face Society179
Notes192
Bibliography232
Index240

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