The Roman Family in Italy: Status, Sentiment, Space

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The family continues to be seen as a central institution in Roman as well as modern, Western society. This volume draws on a wide range of disciplines to develop the intertwined themes of status, sentiment, and space. The book makes use of many types of evidence--from the legal and literary to the iconographical and archaeological, and draws on visual and material evidence in reconstructing real lives in considerable color and variety.
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The family continues to be seen as a central institution in Roman as well as modern, Western society. This volume draws on a wide range of disciplines to develop the intertwined themes of status, sentiment, and space. The book makes use of many types of evidence--from the legal and literary to the iconographical and archaeological, and draws on visual and material evidence in reconstructing real lives in considerable color and variety.
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Australian National University

University of Tasmania (Emeritus)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Roman Kinship: Structure and Sentiment 7
2 Legal Stumbling-Blocks for Lower-Class Families in Rome 35
3 Children of Junian Latins 55
4 Rome and the Outside World: Senatorial Families and the World They Lived In 73
5 Sons, Slaves - and Christians 101
6 Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Elderly Members of the Roman Family 123
7 Conflict in the Roman Family 149
8 Interpreting Epithets in Roman Epitaphs 169
9 The Iconography of Roman Childhood 205
Iconography: Another Perspective 233
10 Familial Structures in Roman Italy: A Regional Approach 239
11 Perceptions of Domestic Space in Roman Italy 281
12 Repopulating the Roman House 299
13 Artefact Distribution and Spatial Function in Pompeian Houses 321
References 355
Index 373
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