By Beryl Rawson
A significant other to households within the Greek and Roman Worlds attracts from either verified and present scholarship to supply a huge evaluate of the sphere, interact in modern debates, and pose stimulating questions on destiny improvement within the research of households. presents up to date examine on relations constitution from archaeology, paintings, social, cultural, and monetary historical past comprises contributions from confirmed and emerging foreign students positive aspects illustrations of households, young children, slaves, and formality lifestyles, in addition to maps and diagrams of web sites and dwellingsHonorable point out for 2011 unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by way of the organization of yank Publishers
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Fanny Dolansky takes a specific Roman festival, the Saturnalia, to discuss its influence in socializing all members of a household to the values of the household and to their own place in the domestic hierarchy. The other chapters draw on rich visual evidence. Janett Morgan, trying to find new ways to understand “family religion” in Greek societies, takes up the theme with which the volume begins: the need to assess textual and artifactual evidence separately, and to recognize regional differences.
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by Beryl Rawson