Adoption in Ancient Rome

Adoption in Ancient Rome

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In ancient Rome, adoption of boys was a fairly common procedure, particularly in the upper senatorial class. The need for a male heir and the expense of raising children were strong incentives to have at least one son, but not too many children. Adoption, the obvious solution, also served to cement ties between families, thus fostering and reinforcing alliances. In the Imperial period, the system also acted as a mechanism for ensuring a smooth succession, the emperor taking his chosen successor as his adopted son.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133991313
  • 9786133991316