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Title The Oxford handbook of social relations in the Roman world / edited by Michael Peachin.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.0937 OXFO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 738 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Oxford handbooks in classics and ancient history.
Oxford handbooks in classics and ancient history.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.From Republic To Empire / Michael Peachin -- 3.Making Romans In The Family / Clifford Ando -- 4.Primary Education / Josiah Osgood -- 5.Rhetorical Education / Marietta Horster -- 6.Philosophy As Socio-Political Upbringing / Joy Connolly -- 7.Law And Social Formation In The Roman Empire / Johannes Hahn -- 8.Literature And Communication / Dennis P. Kehoe -- 9.Epigraphy And Communication / Charles W. Hedrick Jr -- 10.Communicating With Tablets And Papyri / Elizabeth A. Meyer -- 11.Coins And Communication / Andrea Jördens -- 12.Elite Self-Representation In Rome / Carlos F. Noreña -- 13.Public Speaking In Rome: A Question Of Auctoritas / Harriet I. Flower -- 14.The Second Sophistic / Francisco Pina Polo -- 15.Roman Society In The Courtroom / Thomas A. Schmitz -- 16.Public Entertainments / Leanne Bablitz -- 17.Socializing At The Baths / Kathleen M. Coleman -- 18.Roman Honor / Garrett G. Fagan --
Contents note continued: 19.Friendship Among The Romans / J.E. Lendon -- 20.Hospitality Among The Romans / Koenraad Verboven -- 21.Roman Dining / John Nicols -- 22.Violence In Roman Social Relations / Katherine M.D. Dunbabin / William J. Slater -- 23.Organized Societies: Collegia / Garrett G. Fagan -- 24.The Roman Army / Jonathan S. Perry -- 25.Graeco-Roman Cultic Societies / David Potter -- 26.Ancient Jewish Social Relations / John Scheid -- 27.Christian Society / Seth Schwartz -- 28.Slaves In Roman Society / Adam H. Becker -- 29.Women In Roman Society / Leonhard Schumacher -- 30.Children In The Roman Family And Beyond / Kristina Milnor -- 31.Roman Prostitutes And Marginalization / Jens-Uwe Krause -- 32.Between Marginality And Celebrity: Entertainers And Entertainments In Roman Society / Thomas A.J. Mcginn -- 33.Magicians And Astrologers / Hartmut Leppin -- 34.The Roman Bandit (Latro) As Criminal And Outsider / J.B. Rives --
Contents note continued: 35.Physically Deformed And Disabled People / Werner Riess.
Summary The study of ancient Roman society blossomed in the 1970's. By now, we possess a very large literature on the individuals and groups that constituted the Roman community, and the various ways in which members of that community interacted. There is, however, no overview that takes into account the multifarious progress that has been made in the past thirty or forty years. The purpose of this handbook is twofold. On the one hand, it synthesizes what has heretofore been accomplished in this field. On the other hand, it attempts to configure the examination of Roman social relations in some new ways, and thereby indicates directions in which the discipline might proceed. --
The book opens with a general introduction that portrays the current state of the field, provides the background necessary for the following chapters, and then indicates some potential avenues for further study. A second introductory essay explains the chronological parameters of the handbook, and especially the importance for Roman society of the changes wrought by the shift from republic to empire. The main body of the book is divided into the following sections: (1) Mechanisms of Socialization (the family, primary education, rhetorical education, philosophical upbringing, law and social formation); (2) Mechanisms of Communication and Interaction (literature, inscriptions, papyri, coins); (3) Communal Contexts for Social Interaction (self-representation, public speaking, the Second Sophistic, courts of law, public entertainments, bathing); (4) Modes of Interpersonal Relations (honor, friendship, hospitality, dining, violence); (5) Societies within the Roman Community --
(collegia, the army, cultic societies, Judaism, Christianity); and (6) Marginalized Persons (slaves, women, children, prostitutes, actors and gladiators, magicians and astrologers, bandits, disabled people). The result is a unique and up-to-date survey of ancient Roman social relations. --
Michael Peachin is Professor of Classics at New York University. --Book Jacket.
Other author Peachin, Michael, 1954-
Subject Social structure -- Rome.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Variant Title Social relations in the Roman world.
Standard Number 3517733
ISBN 9780195188004