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Author Saller, Richard P.

Title Patriarchy, property and death in the Roman family / Richard P. Saller.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.850945 S168P    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in population, economy and society in past time ; 25
Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time ; 25.
Contents 1. Introduction: approaches to the history of the Roman family -- pt. I. Roman life course and kinship: biology and culture. 2. Roman patterns of death, marriage and birth. 3. Simulation of Roman family and kinship -- pt. 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 -- pt. 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.
Note Originally published: 1994.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and index.
Subject Families -- Rome.
Patriarchy -- Rome.
Property -- Rome.
ISBN 0521599784 paperback
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