Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998.8.03


Reviewed by
Word count: words


1.   To mention only a few, one might note R. Saller, Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family (Cambridge, 1994); S. Dixon, The Roman Family (Baltimore, 1992); K. Bradley, Discovering the Roman Family (Oxford, 1991); J. K. Evans, War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome (London, 1991); S. Treggiari, Roman Marriage: Iusti Coniuges from the time of Cicero to the time of Ulpian (Oxford,1991); T. Wiedemann, Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (London, 1989); and S. Dixon, The Roman Mother (Norman, 1988).

2.   The two earlier conferences resulted in the publication of The Family in Ancient Rome: New Perspectives (London, 1986), which laid the groundwork for much of the current work in this area, and Marriage, Divorce and Children in Ancient Rome (Oxford, 1991).

3.   See especially Richard Saller, Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family (Cambridge, 1994), pp. 102-132.

4.   See his article in Marriage, Divorce and Children in Ancient Rome (pp. 191-227), which forms the basis for Chapter Five in Houses and Society at Pompeii and Herculaneum (Princeton, 1994).

5.   In a particularly fortuitous bit of timing, many of the issues explored in these three chapters were also discussed at another conference held in 1994, on Domestic Space in the Ancient Mediterranean, at the University of Reading. The papers from the Reading conference have appeared as Domestic Space in the Roman World: Pompeii and Beyond (Portsmouth, RI, 1997), edited by Ray Laurence and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill and published as JRA Supplement 22. The conclusions of both sets of papers point in the same direction, and hopefully also point toward an increased synergy between social historians and archaeologists in understanding the Roman household.

Read Latest
Index for 1998
Change Greek Display
Books Available for Review

HTML generated at 13:26:11, Friday, 03 April 2009