A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Beryl Rawson

By Beryl Rawson

A significant other to households within the Greek and Roman Worlds attracts from either proven and present scholarship to provide a large review of the sector, interact in modern debates, and pose stimulating questions on destiny improvement within the examine of households. offers updated study on family members constitution from archaeology, paintings, social, cultural, and monetary background contains contributions from validated and emerging foreign students gains illustrations of households, teenagers, slaves, and formality lifestyles, besides maps and diagrams of web sites and dwellingsHonorable point out for 2011 unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by means of the organization of yankee Publishers

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On the basis of an archive found inside, house 2 has been interpreted as the home and workplace of a carpenter named Tithoes son of Petesis, who lived during the second half of the fourth century CE and whose family tree can be partially reconstructed over three generations. But the situation is complicated: a further group of texts from the same house relates to a second individual, Pausanias son of Valerius, who, the excavators suggest, may also have occupied the house but perhaps at an earlier date, during the mid-fourth century CE (Hope (1997) 9).

Yet she takes a range of representations of family occasions to suggest ways in which “emotion-charged messages about the family” are conveyed. Janet Huskinson and Janet Tulloch both use visual material which is largely funerary. Huskinson’s sarcophagi and tomb commemorations present family relationships which convey certain social values, privileging husband-wife and parents-children representations – an emphasis already taken up in earlier chapters discussing family and household structure. Tulloch chooses what she calls “devotional” imagery.

The city assumes its central importance: “family religion” is an integral part of urban life, not some private domestic phenomenon. Ada Cohen details the difficulties of interpreting visual images, especially in Greek material, which seldom has inscriptions attached. Yet she takes a range of representations of family occasions to suggest ways in which “emotion-charged messages about the family” are conveyed. Janet Huskinson and Janet Tulloch both use visual material which is largely funerary. Huskinson’s sarcophagi and tomb commemorations present family relationships which convey certain social values, privileging husband-wife and parents-children representations – an emphasis already taken up in earlier chapters discussing family and household structure.

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