Beryl Rawson (éd.), The Family in Ancient Rome : New Perspectives, Cornell University Press, 1987.

Beryl Rawson (éd.)The Family in Ancient Rome : New PerspectivesCornell University Press, 1987.


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  • Présentation de l’éditeur : 

Little has been published on the Roman family, a subject of central importance to political as well as social history. It was the family that determined political power; it was within the family that the distinctive relationships of one citizen to another were forged and exemplified. The Family in Ancient Romeprovides an overview of the state of research by presenting some of the most important work being done in this area.

In addition to a survey of the literature on all aspects of the Roman family, the book begins with a general picture of the main features of the family. More specialized essays deal with the legal evidence, wills and property rights which were of particular importance for the position of women; with the link between property disposition, dowry, and divorce; with the authority of the male head of the household and its relation to political power; with the status of children born of unions between slaves and citizen; and with the rearing of, and attitudes toward, children.

Contributors: Edyth Binkowski; Ian Blayney; Keith R. Bradley; J. A. Crook; Suzanne Dixon; W. K. Lacey; Beryl Rawson; P. R. C. Weaver

  • Sommaire 

List of Tables


1. The Roman Family
by Beryl Rawson

2. Women in Roman Succession
by J. A. Crook

3. Feminine Inadequacy and the Senatusconsultum Velleianum
by J. A. Crook

4. Family Finances: Terentia and Tullia
by Suzanne Dixon

5. Patria Potestas
by W. K. Lacey

6. The Status of Children in Mixed Marriages
by P. R. C. Weaver

7. Children in the Roman Familia
by Beryl Rawson

8. Wet-nursing at Rome: A Study in Social Relations
by Keith R. Bradley

9. Theories of Conception in the Ancient Roman World
by Ian Blayney

10. Conclusion


(I) Sources for the study of the Roman Family
by Edyth Binkowski and Beryl Rawson

(II) List of references


Pour en savoir plus, voir notamment le site de l’éditeur.


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