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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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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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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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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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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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Hospitality among the Romans

John Nicols.

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. 6469 words.

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...

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The Household Economy

Alexei Sivertsev.

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. 8052 words.

This article is concerned with Jewish household economy. It considers source material and the various approaches of scholarship on the topic, and then describes the production activities of...

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Making Romans in the Family

Josiah Osgood.

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. 7619 words.

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...

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Marriage and Divorce

Michael L. Satlow.

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. 8231 words.

This article reviews the state of scholarship on Jewish marital and divorce practices. It focuses on the legal institutions that govern marriage and divorce — such as the kettubah — their...

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Marriage and Family

Kyle Harper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Marriage and the Family. 23873 words.

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...

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