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The Roman Family
CCIV 124
Fall 2010 not offered

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.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on SEP-21-2023
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