O04. Roman Family Life

O04. Roman Family Life - -management of household

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Lecture 4. Roman Family Life Readings : BHR 129-31; Shelton nos. 15, 17-23, 25-27, 30-37, 44-45, 50, 54-56, 59-61, 63-67, 72, 75, 119-120, 124-5 I. Definition of the family - familia - power of the father ( patria potestas ) (Shelton 15) II. Marriage - arranged marriages (Shelton 55) - patrician: confarreatio - wedding ceremony (Shelton 56) - husband’s power over wife: manus - dowries - difference in age between husband and wife (Shelton 63) - tolerance of husband’s violence (Shelton 66-67) III. Duties and Virtues of a wife (Shelton 59-61) - love of family
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Unformatted text preview: -management of household (thriftiness)-chastity-domestic harmony-devotion to her husband-the univirata IV. Children-Fertility (Shelton 27)-Child mortality (Shelton 17, 31, 119-120)-Birth control (Shelton 32-33)-Abortion (Shelton 34-35)-Exposure (Shelton 36-37) V. Family Relations-role of mothers (Shelton 19, 20-23)-parental severity (Shelton 44-45)-brothers and sisters (Shelton 25-26)-fathers and daughters (Shelton 18, 124-125) VI. Divorce (Shelton 72) VII. Appointment of Guardians (Shelton 50) VIII. Mistresses (Shelton 75)...
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