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    DescriptionThe wedding ritual of the ancient Romans provides a crucial key to understanding their remarkable civilization. The intriguing ceremony represented the starting point of a Roman family as well as a Roman girl's transition to womanhood. This is the first book-length examination of Roman wedding ritual. Drawing on literary, legal, historical, antiquarian, and artistic evidence of Roman nuptials from the end of the Republic through the early Empire (from ca. 200 BC to AD 200), Karen Hersch shows how the Roman wedding expressed the ideals and norms of an ancient people. Her book is an invaluable tool for Roman social historians interested in how ideas of gender, law, religion, and tradition are interwoven into the wedding ceremony of every culture.

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    The Roman Wedding
    Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen K. Hersch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521196109
    ISBN 10: 0521196108

    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, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: JHBT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM, JFSJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV100
    Ingram Theme: EVNT/WEDDIN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 392.50937
    LC classification: GT2752.R65 H47 2010
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    DC22: 395.220937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHB, NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    9 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    24 May 2010
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    Author Information
    Karen Hersch is Assistant Professor of Classics at Temple University in Philadelphia.
    Review quote
    'Hersch's volume is a careful survey of Roman matrimonial ceremonies and their meaning to the ancients. Throughout the volume, one appreciates Hersch's focus on the opinions of the ancients themselves.' Religious Studies Reviews
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The laws of humans and gods; 2. At the house of the bride; 3. To the groom's house; 4. Gods of the Roman wedding; Conclusion.