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date: 28 May 2020

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This article considers both the role of the family in the making of Late Antiquity and the place of Late Antiquity in the history of the family. It begins with a brief survey of the rise of family history in ancient studies. It then analyzes the influence of law, religion, and social structure on the late Roman family. Marriage is viewed as the central strand in the ancient family.

Keywords: family history, Late Antiquity, law, religion, social structure, late Roman family

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