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The Resource The Roman family, Suzanne Dixon

The Roman family, Suzanne Dixon

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The Roman family
Title
The Roman family
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Dixon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unfaithful spouses, divorce and remarriage, rebellious children, aging parents--today's headlines are filled with issues said to be responsible for a "breakdown" of the traditional family. But are any of these problems truly new? What can we learn from the ways in which societies dealt with them in the past? Suzanne Dixon sets the current debate about the family against a broader context in The Roman Family, the first book to bring together what historians, anthropologists, and philologists have learned about the family in ancient Rome. Dixon begins by reviewing the controversies regarding the family in general and the Roman family in particular. After considering the problems of evidence, she explores what the Roman concept of "family" really meant and how Roman families functioned. Turning to the legal status of the Roman family, she shows how previous studies, which relied exclusively on legal evidence, fell short of describing the reality of Roman life. (Many relations not recognized by law--the slave family, for instance, or the marriage of imperial soldiers--were tolerated socially and eventually gained some legal recognition.) Other topics include love and other aspects of the institution of marriage, the role of the children in the family, how families adjusted to new members, and how they dealt with aging and death
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Dixon, Suzanne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient society and history
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Families
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The Roman family, Suzanne Dixon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 243.265) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the Roman family -- Roman family relations and the law -- Marriage -- Children in the Roman family -- The family through the life cycle
Control code
24106525
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780801842009
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91025876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1437378
Label
The Roman family, Suzanne Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 243.265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the Roman family -- Roman family relations and the law -- Marriage -- Children in the Roman family -- The family through the life cycle
Control code
24106525
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780801842009
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91025876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1437378

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