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Children in the Roman Family and Beyond  

Jens‐Uwe Krause

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article demonstrates the status and conditions of Roman children in the family. The first section explains the demographic conditions of children in Roman society, including the high ... More

Hospitality among the Romans  

John Nicols

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the notions of hospitality, or hospitium, among the Romans and how this affected their social relations. It shows that the practice of hospitality was viewed in a ... More

Making Romans in the Family  

Josiah Osgood

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article looks at the Roman family, which was the basic economic and social unit of Roman society. It studies how the family was constituted, and notes that the purpose of marriage in ... More

Marriage and Family  

Kyle Harper

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
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 ... More

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