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The marriage of Roman soldiers (13 B.C.-A.D. 235) : law and family in the imperial army

Author: Sara Elise Phang
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001.
Series: Columbia studies in the classical tradition, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the first and second centuries A.D., Roman soldiers were forbidden legitimate marriage during service: nevertheless, many soldiers formed de facto marriages. This book examines the legal, social, and cultural aspects of the marriage prohibition and soldiers' families. The first section covers the marriage prohibition in Roman literary and legal sources. The second section treats social and legal aspects of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Phang, Sara Elise.
Marriage of Roman soldiers (13 B.C.-A.D. 235).
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001
(OCoLC)604164402
Online version:
Phang, Sara Elise.
Marriage of Roman soldiers (13 B.C.-A.D. 235).
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001
(OCoLC)607882736
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Elise Phang
ISBN: 9004121552 9789004121553
OCLC Number: 47240726
Description: vi, 470 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Evidence of the Marriage Ban. Ch. 1. Literacy Sources. Ch. 2. The Papyri. Ch. 3. The Diploma. Ch. 4. The Jurists. Ch. 5. The Form and Scope of the Ban --
pt. 2. The Soldiers' Unions in Law and Life. Ch. 6. "Marriage" Patterns: The Soldiers' Unions in the Inscriptions. Ch. 7. The Legal Status of the Unions. Ch. 8. Castra, Quasi Casta: Heterosexual Relations Outside Marriage. Ch. 9. Homosexual Relationships. Ch. 10. Children --
pt. 3. The Marriage Ban as Policy. Ch. 11. The Marriage Ban as Recruitment Policy. Ch. 12. Cultural Context. App. 1. Papyrus Cattaoui --
App. 2. BGU 140 (Hadrian's Letter) --
App. 3. Chapter Six --
Commemoration of Soldiers --
App. 4. Literature on the Military Diplomas --
App. 5. Roman Army Pay Bibliography --
App. 6. Polygamous Relationships --
App. 7. Effects of Rank --
App. 8. Germany, Spain, Britain (and African Auxilia) --
App. 9. Soldiers' Children in the Epitaphs --
App. 10. Correction for Age-Rounding. pt. 1. The Evidence of the Marriage Ban. Ch. 1. Literacy Sources. Ch. 2. The Papyri. Ch. 3. The Diploma. Ch. 4. The Jurists. Ch. 5. The Form and Scope of the Ban --
pt. 2. The Soldiers' Unions in Law and Life. Ch. 6. "Marriage" Patterns: The Soldiers' Unions in the Inscriptions. Ch. 7. The Legal Status of the Unions. Ch. 8. Castra, Quasi Casta: Heterosexual Relations Outside Marriage. Ch. 9. Homosexual Relationships. Ch. 10. Children --
pt. 3. The Marriage Ban as Policy. Ch. 11. The Marriage Ban as Recruitment Policy. Ch. 12. Cultural Context. App. 1. Papyrus Cattaoui --
App. 2. BGU 140 (Hadrian's Letter) --
App. 3. Chapter Six --
Commemoration of Soldiers --
App. 4. Literature on the Military Diplomas --
App. 5. Roman Army Pay Bibliography --
App. 6. Polygamous Relationships --
App. 7. Effects of Rank --
App. 8. Germany, Spain, Britain (and African Auxilia) --
App. 9. Soldiers' Children in the Epitaphs --
App. 10. Correction for Age-Rounding.
Series Title: Columbia studies in the classical tradition, v. 24.
Responsibility: by Sara Elise Phang.

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Roman soldiers were forbidden to marry during service; many formed de facto families. This book analyzes the evidence for this ban; the social and legal history of the soldiers' families; and the  Read more...

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