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The Roman household : a sourcebook

Author: Jane F Gardner; Thomas E J Wiedemann
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The household was the basic unit of Roman society. This sourcebook offers insight into the different and often conflicting roles and mores of household members -- male and female, old and young, free and slave -- as it illustrates the activities associated with the home and Roman perceptions of its place in society. It is an indispensable resource for the study of Roman domestic and social history, providing an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Libros infantiles
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane F Gardner; Thomas E J Wiedemann
ISBN: 0415044219 9780415044219 0415044227 9780415044226
OCLC Number: 24321718
Description: xvii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Composition and definition --
The household as focus of emotion --
Ideals and enxieties --
The economics of the Roman household --
The life cycle --
Inheritance --
Manumission and freedon --
Patronage and friendship.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jane F. Gardner and Thomas Wiedemann.
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