The Roman Family|
What images do you associate with the phrase "traditional family"? The Roman family probably aligns in many ways with the model you have in mind, but it departs from it as well. The father of the Roman family (paterfamilias), for instance, was granted an extraordinary degree of control over his descendants, not just while they were children, but for their entire lives. In this class we will look at the makeup and dynamics of the Roman household, considering issues such as the architecture of the Roman house, marriage, divorce, funerary ritual, discipline of children, adultery, procreation, adoption, the status of women, and the all-important role of the father of the family in these matters.
Students will be expected to write and revise several papers during the semester. Emphasis will be placed upon developing skills in argumentation and use of evidence.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Clarke, J. The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 BC - AD 250: Ritual, Space and Decoration
Dixon, S. The Roman Family
Frier, B.W. and McGinn, T. A Casebook on Roman Family Law
Saller, R. Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several papers and revisions during the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Participation in discussion is essential.
|Instructor(s): Caldwell,Lauren Elizabeth Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|
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