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Parents and Adult Children

Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...When discussing the relationship between fathers and their adult sons after the son’s marriage the primary sources tend to focus on two aspects: the role of the father in guiding and aiding his son in his career, and the duty of the son...

Chapter XII

History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria : The Copts of Egypt Before and After the Early Islamic Conquests

I.B.Tauris, 2017

Book chapter

...Cyril I, the Twenty-Fourth Patriarch. A. D. 412–444. When the patriarch Theophilus died, the Father Cyril took his seal upon the apostolic throne; and the bishops raised the Four Gospels over his head, and prayed over him, saying : « Ο God,...

Babylonia

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In b Kiddushin 69b, a Palestinian rabbi stated that Jewish Babylonian genealogy, thanks to a decision of Ezra, was purer than the Palestinian one. This declaration reflects the conviction of Babylonian rabbis (by means of the Bavli) about...

Parents and Betrothal

Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The dominant discourses surrounding parenthood construct both mother and fatherhood as being affectively connected to their children while they are in their infancy. The moment of becoming a parent was expected to fundamentally change...

Divorce

Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Alongside the emergence of theological conversations concerning correct sexual behaviour in marriage came conversations around whether marriage could be ended. The concept of the indissolubility (sacramentum) of Christian marriage is one...

Performance and Reception of Greek Tragedy in the Early Medieval Mediterranean

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...When the first production of Aeschylus’ Oresteia ended in 458 bc, the audience at the City Dionysia in Athens must have realized that they had seen a masterpiece from one of their greatest dramatists. Yet no Athenian could have imagined...

Egypt

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...It is known that Alexandria was probably the most important Jewish diasporic settlement in antiquity. In fact both Jewish and non-Jewish sources referred to a huge Jewish population in the coastal city. However, it was not only Alexandria...

New townscapes in the late Empire

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 : An Archaeological Perspective

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter will analyse the formal and material changes that affected Iberian towns in the late Roman period. By the fourth century the urban landscapes were saturated with monuments. After three centuries of construction there was,...

Conclusions to Part 3

Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...As we noted in Part 1, the primary cultural, societal and personal motivations for having children were to continue family name and protect patrimony, to ensure care in old age for parents and for emotional fulfilment of the couple. While...

Property, Power and Bride Price

Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...We begin with the issue of property and betrothal. It is a truism that Roman law was concerned not with marriage, but with the ancestral, property and financial consequences of marriage.Buckland, 1963: p. 106; Crook, 1990: p. 166...