K. Bøggild Johannsen et J. Hjarl Peters (dir.), Family Lives Aspects of Life and Death in Ancient Families

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Kristine Bøggild Johannsen et Jane Hjarl Peters (dir.), Family Lives Aspects of Life and Death in Ancient Families, Copenhague, 2019.

Éditeur : Museum Tusculanum Press
Collection : Acta hyperborea
341 pages
ISBN : 978-87-635-4639-3
54 €

This richly illustrated volume offers an informative and essential guide to understanding notions of family – in the broadest terms – in a broad geographical and cultural range within the Mediterranean area of the ancient world. The book examines facets of the ancient family and its many constellations through such diverse phenomena as life and death, religion, social status, age, and gender, in the context of both the public and the private spheres of ancient society. In this way, it sheds light on a wide range of aspects pertaining to the family: the family in the oikos/domus, theatre performances and burial contexts; how the family is reflected in votive practices, political propaganda, the Roman navy and negotiations; and how gender roles manifested both in private and in public.
The book is the outcome of a seminar held by the Collegium Hyperboreum in November 2015 and entitled Families in the Ancient World, where scholars from the Nordic countries came together across disciplines and academic levels to discuss ancient families.

 

Source : Museum Tusculanum Press

 

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