• The Family in the Greco-Roman World See large image

    The Family in the Greco-Roman World (Family in Antiquity) (Hardback) Edited by Agneta Stromberg, Edited by Ray Laurence

    $110.21 - Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionThis title offers a new approaches to the study of the family in antiquity. The family has been recognised in the ancient world as the key social institution on which both society and the state are based. However, in the pre-Classical and Classical world the family was constructed in dissimilar ways and provides the means to explaining why the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean, although sharing many cultural features, in fact differed greatly. This volume draws on the most recent work of leading scholars in the field with the aim of establishing a new understanding of the ancient family for the 21st century. In so doing, this book includes new approaches to social institutions, depictions of women and children, the Seleucid dynasty as a negative model of family, the inclusion of Etruscan societies, and a fundamental re-assessment of the family in antiquity.

Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Family in the Greco-Roman World

    The Family in the Greco-Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Agneta Stromberg, Edited by Ray Laurence
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441139276
    ISBN 10: 1441139273

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17210
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 306.850938
    DC23: 306.850938
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: HQ510 .F36 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    15 bw illustrations
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    02 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Agneta Stromberg is a senior lecturer in ancient history at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ray Laurence is Professor of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many titles including Pompeii The Living City (with Alex Butterworth) which was awarded the Longman-History Today New Generation Prize 2006.
    Table of contents
    1. The Ancient Family in the 21st Century - Stromberg and Laurence; 2. Beyond Domus and Oikos: Kinship Studies and the Ancient Family - Harders; 3. Taking a Wider View: Greco-Roman Families and Political Demography - Hin; 4. The Classical Oikos as a Site for Intersectionality - Sjoberg; 5. Depictions of Women and Children in pre-Classical Corinth - Avramidou; 6. The Concept of Kyreia in Classical Athens - Hartmann; 7. Family Dynamics and the Seleucid Dynasty - Coloru; 8. Not the Oikos: Priesthoods and Succession in Classical Athens - Bubelis; 9. Woman as the Pillar of the Family in Greek Funerary Epigrams - Kotlinska-Toma; 10. Family Relationships in Iron Age and Early Roman Veneto - Perego; 11. Etruscan Families: The Dead and the Living; 12. Family Advisory Councils in the Roman Republic - Johnston; 13. Female Workers in Aristocratic Columbaria - Penner; 14. Pompeian Painting and Domestic Emotions - Kampen; 15. Children in Antiquity in the 21st Century - Golden.