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The Roman mother

Dixon, Suzanne


It is the contention of this work that the defining characteristic of the Roman mother was not tenderness but authority. It will be argued, further, that this authority derived in part from the mother's power of financial disposition and the general social freedom of the Roman matron which enabled her to command respect in her own right both outside and within the family. The characteristic features of motherhood, as defined by Roman moralists and tombstone inscriptions, are not easily...[Show more]

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Date published: 1985-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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