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The Roman Family in the Empire
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The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Michele George


This book examines family life in the Roman empire and Italy, focusing on the influence of Rome on provincial family structure and attitudes towards family life as well as regional differences in family structure, forms of marriage, and kinship patterns. The chapters cover Roman Egypt, Judaea, Spain, Gaul, North Africa, and Pannonia, and make use of both conventional textual sources and epigraphic evidence, as well as material that is less frequently treated, such as the medical writers and the Justinianic receipts. Notions surrounding the family are explored in the abstract and in reality, su ... More

Keywords: Roman empire, family life, Italy, Roman Egypt, Judaea, Spain, Gaul, North Africa, marriage, kinship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268412
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele George, editor
Associate Professor of Classics, McMaster University
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