Noble Roman Family in the 1st — 2nd Centuries AD: the Problem of Typology
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Noble Roman Family in the 1st — 2nd Centuries AD: the Problem of Typology
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S207987840002448-1-1
DOI
10.18254/S0002448-1-1
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Article
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Authors
Alena Chuvasheva 
Occupation: Postgraduate Student of the Department of Ancient and Medieval History
Affiliation: Ural Federal University
Address: Russian Federation, Ekaterinburg
Abstract
The article is devoted to the problem of determining the type of noble family of the early Roman Empire. In historiography, the question of determining the type of the Roman family was considered without taking into account the differences between ordinary and noble Romans. In historical studies, there are two points of view on the type of the Roman family. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, historians believed that the Roman family in the classical period was extended. R. Saller and B. Shaw in the 1980s basing on the study of epigraphic sources came to the conclusion that the nuclear family type was dominated in Rome. In this article the author uses legal and narrative texts as sources as well as data of epigraphy that was collected and processed by R. Saller and B. Shaw. The object of the study was chosen precisely noble Roman family because some of the evidence from selected sources cannot be extrapolated to Roman society as a whole. Based on a comparison of indirect data and direct evidence, the author identifies a noble Roman family as nominally extended.
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Roman Family, Roman Elite, Family Structure, Nuclear Family, Extended Family, Roman Empire
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27.06.2018
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30.11.2018
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