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The ancient city : a study on the religion, laws, and institutions of Greece and Rome

Author: Fustel de Coulanges
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1980.
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Fustel de Coulanges, 1830-1889.
Ancient city.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)605740669
Online version:
Fustel de Coulanges, 1830-1889.
Ancient city.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)606352514
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fustel de Coulanges
ISBN: 0801823048 9780801823046
OCLC Number: 5892133
Notes: Translation of La cité antique.
Description: xxiii, 388 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Book first : Ancient beliefs : Notions about the soul and death --
The worship of the dead --
The sacred fire --
The domestic religion --
Book second : The family : Religion was the constituent principle of the ancient family --
Marriage among the Greeks and Romans --
The continuity of the family --
Celibacy forbidden --
Divorce in case of sterility --
Inequality between the son and the daughter --
Adoption and emancipation --
Kinship --
What the Romans called agnation --
The right of property --
The right of succession : Nature and principle of the right of succession among the ancients --
The son, not the daughter, inherits --
Collateral succession --
Effects of adoption and emancipation --
Wills were not known originally --
The right of primogeniture --
Authority in the family : Principle and nature of paternal power among the ancients --
Enumeration of the rights composing the paternal power among the ancients --
Enumeration of the rights composing the paternal power --
Morals of the ancient family --
The Gens at Rome and in Greece : What we learn of the Gens from ancient documents -An examination of the opinions that have been offered to explain the Roman Gens --
The Gens was nothing but the family still holding to its primitive organization and its unity --
The family (Gens) was at first the only form of society --
Book third : The city : The Phratry and the Cury --
the tribe --
New Religious beliefs : The gods of physical nature --
Relation of this religion to the development of human society --
The city is formed --
The city --
Urbs --
Worship of the founder --
Legend of Eneas --
The gods of the city --
The religion of the city : The public meals --
The festivals and the calender --
The census --
Religion in the assembly, in the senate, in the tribunal, in the army --
The triumph --
The rituals and the annals --
Government of the city --
The king : Religious authority of the king --
Political authority of the king --
The magistracy --
The law --
The citizen and the stranger --
Patriotism --
Exile --
The municipal spirit --
Relations between the cities --
War --
Peace --
The alliance of the gods --
The Roman --
The Athenian --
Omnipotence of the state --
The ancients knew nothing of individual liberty --
Book fourth : The revolutions : Patricians and clients --
The plebeians --
First revolution : The political power is taken from the kings, who still retain their religious authority --
History of this Revolution at Sparta --
History of this revolution at Athens --
History of this revolution at Rome --
The aristocracy governs the cities --
Second revolution --
Changes in the constitution of the family --
The right of primogeniture disappears --
The Gens is dismembered --
The clients become free : What clientship was at first and how it was transformed --
Clientship disappears at Athens --
The work of Solon --
Transformation of clientship at Rome --
Third revolution --
Plebs enter the city : General history of this revolution --
History of this revolution at Athens --
History of this revolution at Rome --
Changes in private law --
Code of the twelve tables --
Code of Solon --
The new principle of government --
The public interest and the suffrage --
An aristocracy of wealth attempts to establish itself --
Establishment of the democracy --
Fourth revolution --
Rules of the democratic government --
Examples of the Athenian democracy --
Rich and poor --
The democracy falls --
Popular tyrants --
Revolutions of Sparta --
Book fifth : The municipal regime disappears : New beliefs --
Philosophy changes the principles and rules of politics --
The Roman conquest : A few words on the origin and population of Rome --
First aggrandizement of Rome (753 --
350 B.C.) --
How Rome acquired empire (350 --
14 B.C.) --
Rome everywhere destroys the municipal system --
The conquered nations successively enter the Roman city --
Christianity changes the conditions of government.
Other Titles: Cité antique.
Responsibility: Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges ; with a new foreword by A. Momigliano and S.C. Humphreys.
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