A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$149.51
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $159.14
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $159.14   
  • New (6) from $171.02   
  • Used (1) from $159.14   

Overview

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families.

  • Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history
  • Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars
  • Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings
  • Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds is a stimulating and valuable resource for the future of classical scholarship.” (Reference Reviews, 2011)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Beryl Rawson is Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor in Classics at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. She is the author of The Politics of Friendship: Pompey and Cicero (1978) and Children and Childhood in Roman Italy (2003), and the editor of The Family in Ancient Rome: New Perspectives (1986), Marriage, Divorce and Children in Ancient Rome (1991), and The Roman Family in Italy (with Paul Weaver, 1997).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Tables xi

Notes on Contributors xii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction: Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds 1
Beryl Rawson

PART I HOUSES AND HOUSEHOLDS 13

1 Family and Household, Ancient History and Archeology: A Case Study from Roman Egypt 15
Lisa Nevett

2 Space and Social Relationships in the Greek Oikos of the Classical and Hellenistic Periods 32
Monika Trümper

3 Space and Social Relations in the Roman West 53
Jens-Arne Dickmann

4 Household Composition in the Ancient Mediterranean – What Do We Really Know? 73
Sabine R. Huebner

5 The Royal Families of Argead Macedon and the Hellenistic World 92
Daniel Ogden

6 Monogamy and Polygyny 108
Walter Scheidel

7 The Roman Family as Productive Unit 116
Richard Saller

8 The Families of Roman Slaves and Freedmen 129
Henrik Mouritsen

9 Foreign Families in Roman Italy 145
David Noy

10 Soldiers’ Families in the Early Roman Empire 161
Penelope Allison

11 The Household as a Venue for Religious Conversion: The Case of Christianity 183
Kate Cooper

12 What We Do and Don’t Know About Early Christian Families 198
Carolyn Osiek

PART II KINSHIP, MARRIAGE, PARENTS, AND CHILDREN 215

13 Consubstantiality, Incest, and Kinship in Ancient Greece 217
Jérôme Wilgaux

14 Marriage in Ancient Athens 231
Cheryl A. Cox

15 From Ceremonial to Sexualities: A Survey of Scholarship on Roman Marriage 245
Suzanne Dixon

16 Other People’s Children 262
Mark Golden

17 The Roman Life Course and the Family 276
Tim Parkin

18 Childbirth and Infancy in Greek and Roman Antiquity 291
Véronique Dasen

19 Grieving for Lost Children, Pagan and Christian 315
Christian Laes

PART III THE LEGAL SIDE 331

20 Greek Law and the Family 333
Eva Cantarella

21 Adoption and Heirship in Greece and Rome 346
Hugh Lindsay

22 Roman “Horror” of Intestacy? 361
Jane F. Gardner

23 Promoting pietas through Roman Law 377
Judith Evans Grubbs

PART IV CITY AND COUNTRY 393

24 Greek Cities and Families 395
Sara Saba

25 A Walk with the Dead: A Funerary Cityscape of Ancient Rome 408
Christopher Johanson

26 The Family and the Roman Countryside 431
Stephen L. Dyson

PART V RITUAL, COMMEMORATION, VALUES 445

27 Families and Religion in Classical Greece 447
Janett E. Morgan

28 Picturing Greek Families 465
Ada Cohen

29 Celebrating the Saturnalia: Religious Ritual and Roman Domestic Life 488
Fanny Dolansky

30 Ethos: The Socialization of Children in Education and Beyond 504
Teresa Morgan

31 Picturing the Roman Family 521
Janet Huskinson

32 Devotional Visuality in Family Funerary Monuments in the Roman World 542
Janet H. Tulloch

Glossary 564

References 567

Index 624

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)