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Women and Patriarchy in Roman Law

Eva Cantarella.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law; Gender and Sexuality. 7359 words.

During the centuries between the date of the mythical founding of Rome and the first decades of the sixth century AD when Justinian’s Corpus Iuris Civilis was enacted, the legal condition...

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Women as Legal Actors

Verena Halbwachs.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law; Gender and Sexuality. 6912 words.

Women as legally acting individuals rather than as tangential actors are to be found in the classical sources more often than is generally assumed. This is borne out by literary reports as...

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Women in Roman Society

Kristina Milnor.

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; Gender and Sexuality. 7126 words.

This article takes a look at women in Roman society. It first examines Galen's On Prognosis, which provides a view of the wide range of social roles and relationships that women could have...

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Wondrous Animals in Classical Antiquity

Mary Beagon.

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. 13928 words.

This chapter examines the fascination for exotic and wondrous animals in Classical antiquity. It explains that the location of these wondrous animals was determined largely by ancient...

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Zoological Knowledge in Ancient Greece and Rome

Liliane Bodson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 7679 words.

In Europe, the study of the animal kingdom as a single coherent field emerged in the eighteenth century. Zoology, derived and adapted from the Latin word zoologia, was coined in the...

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