A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

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Beryl Rawson
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 9, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 664 pages
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

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List of Illustrations
Family and Household Ancient History
Space and Social Relationships in the Greek Oikos
Space and Social Relations in the Roman West
Household Composition in
The Royal Families of Argead Macedon and
Monogamy and Polygyny
The Roman Family as Productive Unit
Childbirth and Infancy in Greek and Roman
Grieving for Lost Children Pagan and Christian
Greek Law and the Family
Adoption and Heirship in Greece and Rome
Roman Horror of Intestacy?
Promoting pietas through Roman Law PART IV lTY AND NTRY
Greek Cities and Families
A Funerary Cityscape of Ancient Rome

The Families of Roman Slaves and Freedmen
Foreign Families in Roman Italy
Soldiers Families in the Early Roman Empire
The Case of Christianity
What We Do and Dont Know About Early Christian Families
Consubstantiality Incest and Kinship in Ancient Greece
Marriage in Ancient Athens
A Survey of Scholarship on Roman Marriage
Other Peoples Children
The Roman Life Course and the Family
The Family and the Roman Countryside
Families and Religion in Classical Greece
Picturing Greek Families
Religious Ritual and Roman Domestic Life
The Socialization of Children in Education
Picturing the Roman Family
Devotional Visuality in Family Funerary

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About the author (2010)

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).

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