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Family and Familia in Roman Law and Life
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 May 14th 1998 by OUP Oxford
(first published January 1st 1998)
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