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Boys, Girls, Family, and the State at Sparta

Nigel M. Kennell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 8142 words.

The Spartan citizen training system (agoge) has long been essential to the Spartan mirage. Current debate centers on the suitability of Hellenistic- and Roman-period material for...

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Child and Parent in Roman Law

Ville Vuolanto.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law; Marriage and the Family. 5978 words.

This chapter concentrates on the issues in which the Roman jurisdiction of the Empire intervened in the relationships between parents and their (minor) children. It discusses the ownership...

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The Child Patient of the Hippocratics

Lesley Dean-Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 9476 words.

Scholars have claimed that the Hippocratics did not have pediatrics. Hippocratic authors made remarks about children’s ailments such as night blindness, dropsy, and tonsillitis, and this...

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Children and “the Child” in Early Christianity

Blake Leyerle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 10994 words.

With the rise of Christianity came an enhanced focus on the lives and pursuits of children. Thus, material drawn from early Christian texts, especially homilies and hagiographical writings,...

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Children in Ptolemaic Egypt

Maryline Parca.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 9839 words.

This chapter queries a textual corpus comprised of tax records, petitions, contracts, laws, business correspondence, and private letters written in Ptolemaic Egypt (305–30 BCE). Although...

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Children in the Roman Family and Beyond

Jens‐Uwe Krause.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Marriage and the Family. 9677 words.

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...

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Civilization, Gastronomy, and Meat-Eating

Jeremy McInerney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 10246 words.

This chapter examines meat-eating and gastronomy in ancient times. It explains that the symbolic significance of meat-eating is particularly noticeable in the world of epic and it was...

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Defining Gender

Matthew J. Perry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Greek and Roman Law. 5346 words.

This chapter examines how law contributed to the definition and establishment of gender in the Roman world, and ways that gender shaped the law. Lawmakers and jurists established distinct...

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The Demography of Infancy and Early Childhood in the Ancient World

Tim Parkin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 11982 words.

This chapter analyzes the demographic realities of infancy and early childhood in terms of mortality levels in particular, looking at ways to measure them in the ancient world and at varied...

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The Different Life Stages: From Childhood to Old Age

Jonathan Schofer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical History; Marriage and the Family. 7555 words.

This article examines approaches to the topic of life cycles among Jews in Roman Palestine. It first identifies the methodological issues associated with comparing the Jewish and (Graeco-)...

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Domestic Architecture

Katharina Galor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Marriage and the Family. 6578 words.

This article studies Jewish domestic architecture, which was initially influenced by style of houses during the Bronze and Iron Ages. The discussion first takes note of the available...

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Engendering the Scroll

Matthew P. J. Dillon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 11127 words.

That some girls and in particular Athenian girls in Classical Greece learned to read and write is clear. This chapter discusses Athenian iconography in detail. Through a close reading of...

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Envoi

Keith Bradley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 9858 words.

This closing postscript to The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education offers an exposition of the book’s achievements while suggesting possibilities for future investigation. First,...

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Family

Suzanne Dixon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Marriage and the Family; Greek and Roman Law. 5992 words.

The Roman family was defined at law as a unit controlled by the all-powerful pater familias, its membership determined by relationship through the male line (agnatio). Both formal law and...

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Family and Society

Beryl Rawson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical History; Marriage and the Family. 6671 words.

For Roman society, the definition of ‘the family’ is now one of the most hotly debated topics. This article focuses on the society of Rome and Italy, as well as the Western Roman Empire,...

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Fauna of the Ancient Mediterranean World

Michael MacKinnon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 10540 words.

This chapter examines the wild fauna in ancient Mediterranean. It explains that this category of animals can be divided into several subcategories. These include wild progenitors of...

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Food, Eating, and Meals

David Kraemer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical History; Marriage and the Family. 7832 words.

This article takes a look at the Jewish diet in Palestine. It shows what the Jews in Roman Palestine ate, and determines to what degree there was a uniquely Jewish diet in antiquity. It...

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Food Processing and Preparation

Robert I. Curtis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Marriage and the Family. 10388 words.

This article describes the processing and preparation of Greco-Roman food. There are several reasons why plant and animal products underwent processing. The processing of cereals, namely...

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Friendship, Love, and Marriage

Eva Cantarella.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Marriage and the Family. 4538 words.

Friendship, love, and marriage are three different types of personal relationship. The first and main difference considered in this article is the fact that friendship and love are...

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Gender

Sylvia Parsons and David Townsend.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Gender and Sexuality. 11044 words.

The pervasively male authorship and audience of medieval Latin literary culture powerfully naturalizes an ideology that allows the relativity of the tradition's gendered constructions to...

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