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Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family / Edition 1

Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family / Edition 1

by Richard P. Saller


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ISBN-13: 9780521599788
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Series: Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time , #25
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: approaches to the history of the Roman family; Part I. Roman Life Course and Kinship: Biology and Culture: 2. Roman patterns of death, marriage and birth; 3. Simulations of Roman family and kinship; Part II. Roman Family and Culture: Definitions and Norms: 4. Familia and domus: defining and representing the Roman family and household; 5. Pietas and patria potestas: obligation and power in the Roman household; 6. Whips and words: discipline and punishment in the Roman household; Part III. The Devolution of Property in the Roman Family: 7. Strategies of succession in Roman families; 8. Guardianship of Roman children; 9. Dowries and daughters in Rome; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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