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HIST 2206 Roman Law and Family (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

We will look at the makeup and dynamics of the Roman household through legal sources, which allow investigation of Roman legal arguments and approaches to issues such as marriage, dowry, divorce, disciplining children, adultery, procreation, adoption, and women's rights, and the role of the pater familias. We will also observe similarities and differences between Roman family law and modern American family law. By the end of the course you will have gained a better understanding not only of the Roman family but also of how societies -- including our own -- use law to order and regulate family relationships.


Instructor(s): Kendra Eshleman

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: CLAS2236

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-14