Discovering the Roman Family: Studies in Roman Social History

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9780195058581: Discovering the Roman Family: Studies in Roman Social History

"Valuable contribution to the history of Roman family and life course."--American Historical Review"A scholarly, yet highly readable and accessible set of studies--a valuable and welcome resource for those studying and teaching Roman history....Will also make a fine complement to Shelton's source book."--Paul B. Harvey, Pennsylvania State University"Will adopt as a supplementary source in my Ancient History course. It is a unique and valuable resource on Rome."--Reuben G. Bullard, Cincinnati Bible College"Enormously valuable, extraordinarily interesting, a gold mine of erudition, welcomed as a teaching resource in a subject area of critical importance."--Clyde Curry Smith, University of Wisconsin, River Falls"Excellent for graduate students."--Elizabeth Adams, Frostburg State University"A most timely, solid, readable study for all students of Roman social civilization."--Stephen Simon, Appalachian State University"A most useful supplement to a basic text and a most welcome way to bring the Romans to life as a living society. Well organized and well thought out."--M.C. Rosenfield, Southeast Mass. University"A very useful collection of studies--I shall certainly recommend it to students."-Ria Talbert, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill"Clear presentation of major issues. Excellent notes and bibliography. Individual chapters stand alone. Ideal fr upper division course."-K.R. Wwalkters, Wayne State University"Tackles material, particularly the involvement of children in the Roman work force, that does not appear in general textbooks."--Elias Kapetanopoulos, Central Connecticut State University


` Dr Bradley has established his reputation in the burgeoning field of Roman family studies ... He is producing original critical work and is an independent voice. The outline of the new book shows that he disagrees sharply with some recent and influential work...I would certainly want to order Bradley as a supplemental (or even required) book in courses on the family at the upper-level undergraduate and graduate levels.' Susan Treggiari, Stanford University.

'B. makes important discoveries regarding adult-child relationships within the familia , and adds a new dimension to our perception of the Roman family ... His message is a useful and necessary one, that we must not be so taken by the discovery of the Roman nuclear family that we are not sensitive to the many complexities that would, at various times in each family's history, have modified the structure of that family.' Tim G. Parkin, Journal of Roman Studies

' is particularly welcome to have an OUP paperback at a price affordable by students contianing seven detailed studies of different aspects of roman slavery and family life...his scholarship over the past decades has pointed the way to a more sophisticated understanding of how Romans experienced their social environment.' ( Thomas Wiedemann, The Classical Review)

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