The Family in Roman Egypt

The Family in Roman Egypt

The book discusses such things as family composition and household size, and the differences between urban and rural families, exploring what can be ascribed to cultural patterns, economic considerations and/or individual preferences by ...

Author: Sabine R. Huebner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107244559

Category: History

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This study captures the dynamics of the everyday family life of the common people in Roman Egypt, a social strata that constituted the vast majority of any pre-modern society but rarely figures in ancient sources or in modern scholarship. The documentary papyri and, above all, the private letters and the census returns provide us with a wealth of information on these people not available for any other region of the ancient Mediterranean. The book discusses such things as family composition and household size and the differences between urban and rural families, exploring what can be ascribed to cultural patterns, economic considerations and/or individual preferences by setting the family in Roman Egypt into context with other pre-modern societies where families adopted such strategies to deal with similar exigencies of their daily lives.
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The Family in Roman Egypt

The Family in Roman Egypt

In the Roman Egyptian family system, men had a lifelong membership in the family into which they were born, whereas females were only temporary residents of their natal family and joined their husbands' families at marriage, ...

Author: Sabine R. Huebner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107011137

Category: History

Page: 262

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Examines the role of the family in the Roman province of Egypt drawing on a wide range of sources.
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The Roman Family in the Empire

The Roman Family in the Empire

This is the first book on Roman family life to include studies of the family in the Roman provinces.

Author: E. Togo Salmon Conference 2001 Mcmaster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199268412

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 379

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This is the first book on Roman family life to include studies of the family in the Roman provinces. Subjects treated include family values, the relationship between parents and children, family tensions, marriage patterns, and family commemorations on tombstones. The authors use a variety of ancient evidence and different methodologies to reach their conclusions about Roman influence on provincial culture.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Violence in Roman Egypt

Violence in Roman Egypt

Delicts were classed, in the Roman tradition, as being within the broader category of obligations. ... Family and kin units were especially important in the proper deployment of violence in the Egyptian towns and villages, ...

Author: Ari Z. Bryen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812208214

Category: History

Page: 376

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What can we learn about the world of an ancient empire from the ways that people complain when they feel that they have been violated? What role did law play in people's lives? And what did they expect their government to do for them when they felt harmed and helpless? If ancient historians have frequently written about nonelite people as if they were undifferentiated and interchangeable, Ari Z. Bryen counters by drawing on one of our few sources of personal narratives from the Roman world: over a hundred papyrus petitions, submitted to local and imperial officials, in which individuals from the Egyptian countryside sought redress for acts of violence committed against them. By assembling these long-neglected materials (also translated as an appendix to the book) and putting them in conversation with contemporary perspectives from legal anthropology and social theory, Bryen shows how legal stories were used to work out relations of deference within local communities. Rather than a simple force of imperial power, an open legal system allowed petitioners to define their relationships with their local adversaries while contributing to the body of rules and expectations by which they would live in the future. In so doing, these Egyptian petitioners contributed to the creation of Roman imperial order more generally.
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At Home in Roman Egypt

At Home in Roman Egypt

(1988) Women in Roman Egypt: A Preliminary Study Based on Papyri. In H. Temporini (ed.), Aufsteig und Niedergang der Römischen Welt vol. ii:10:1. Berlin, 708–23. Pomeroy, S. B. (1996) Families in Ptolemaic Egypt: Continuity, Change, ...

Author: Anna Lucille Boozer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108830928

Category: History

Page: 373

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This book draws together a wide range of evidence across disciplines to show how the ordinary people of Roman Egypt experienced and enacted change.
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Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco Roman Egypt

Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco Roman Egypt

Pudsey A. 2011, 'Nuptiality and the Demographic Life Cycle of the Family in Roman Egypt', in Holleran C. and Pudsey A. (eds), Demography and the Greco-Roman World: New Insights and Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Ada Nifosi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351596152

Category: History

Page: 268

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How did Greco-Roman Egyptian society perceive women’s bodies and how did it acknowledge women’s reproductive functions? Detailing women’s lives in Greco-Roman Egypt this monograph examines understudied aspects of women's lives such as their coming of age, social and religious taboos of menstruation and birth rituals. It investigates medical, legal and religious aspects of women's reproduction, using both historical and archaeological sources, and shows how the social status of women and new-born children changed from the Dynastic to the Greco-Roman period. Through a comparative and interdisciplinary study of the historical sources, papyri, artefacts and archaeological evidence, Becoming a Woman and Mother in Greco-Roman Egypt shows how Greek, Roman, Jewish and Near Eastern cultures impacted on the social perception of female puberty, childbirth and menstruation in Greco-Roman Egypt from the 3rd century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D.
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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

'The Families of Roman Soldiers (First and Second Centuries a.d.): Culture, Law, and Practice', Journal of Family History 27:352–73. Pomeroy, S. B. 1988. 'Women in Roman Egypt: A Preliminary Study Based on Papyri', in W. Haase and H.

Author: Christina Riggs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191626333

Category: History

Page: 816

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Roman Egypt is a critical area of interdisciplinary research, which has steadily expanded since the 1970s and continues to grow. Egypt played a pivotal role in the Roman empire, not only in terms of political, economic, and military strategies, but also as part of an intricate cultural discourse involving themes that resonate today - east and west, old world and new, acculturation and shifting identities, patterns of language use and religious belief, and the management of agriculture and trade. Roman Egypt was a literal and figurative crossroads shaped by the movement of people, goods, and ideas, and framed by permeable boundaries of self and space. This handbook is unique in drawing together many different strands of research on Roman Egypt, in order to suggest both the state of knowledge in the field and the possibilities for collaborative, synthetic, and interpretive research. Arranged in seven thematic sections, each of which includes essays from a variety of disciplinary vantage points and multiple sources of information, it offers new perspectives from both established and younger scholars, featuring individual essay topics, themes, and intellectual juxtapositions.
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Families in the Roman and Late Antique World

Families in the Roman and Late Antique World

This volume seeks to explain developments within the structure of the family in antiquity, in particular in the later Roman Empire and late antiquity.

Author: Lena Larsson Loven

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441174680

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 290

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This volume seeks to explain developments within the structure of the family in antiquity, in particular in the later Roman Empire and late antiquity. Contributions extend the traditional chronological focus on the Roman family to include the transformation of familial structures in the newly formed kingdoms of late antiquity in Europe, thus allowing a greater historical perspective and establishing a new paradigm for the study of the Roman family. Drawing on the latest research by leading scholars in the field the book includes new approaches to the life course and the family in the Byzantine empire, family relationships in the dynasty of Constantine the Great, death, burial and commemoration of newborn children in Roman Italy, and widows and familial networks in Roman Egypt. In short, this volume seeks to establish a new agenda for the understanding of the Roman family and its transformation in late antiquity.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the ...

Author: Beryl Rawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt

The Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt

Tcherikover showed that doubt must be cast on the Jewishness of many persons bearing that name who lived in Roman Egypt , and that their involvement with people bearing Egyptian and Greek names was especially common in the villages of ...

Author: Aryeh Kasher

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161448294

Category: History

Page: 424

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Rev. translation of: Yehude Mitsrayim ha-Helenistit veha-Romit be-maavakam al zekhuyotehem.
Categories: History