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Family and Familia in Roman Law and Life

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Ancient Roman families were very diverse, of course, but the basis of Roman civil law was the familia, a strictly defined group consisting of a head, called a paterfamilias, and his descendants in the male line. Recent work on the Roman family mainly ignores the familia, examining instead such matters as emotional relationships within families, the practical effects of con ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 9th 1998 by Clarendon Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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