The Roman Family in Italy: Status, Sentiment, Space

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198152835
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/30/1999
Series: OUP/Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Australian National University

University of Tasmania (Emeritus)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Beryl Rawson & Paul Weaver
Roman Kinship: Structure and Sentiment, Richard Saller
Legal Stumbling-Blocks for Lower-Class Families in Rome, Jane Gardner
Children of Junian Latins, Paul Weaver
Rome and the Outside World: Senatorial Families and the World They Lived In, Werner Eck
Sons, Slaves and Christians, Peter Garnsey
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Elderly Members of the Roman Family, Tim Parkin
Conflict in the Roman Family, Suzanne Dixon
Interpreting Epithets in Roman Epitaphs, Hanne S. Nielsen
The Iconography of Roman Childhood, Beryl Rawson
Iconography: Another Perspective, Janet Huskinson
Roman Familial Structures: A Regional Approach, Paul Gallivan and Peter Wilkins
Perceptions of Domestic Space in Roman Italy, Lisa Nevett
Repopulating the Roman House, Michele George
Artefact Distribution and Spatial Function in Pompeian Houses, Penelope Allison

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