Chapter 14. Marriage and Family Relationships in the Late Roman West

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Judith Evans-Grubbs Professor

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch14

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Evans-Grubbs, J. (2009) Marriage and Family Relationships in the Late Roman West, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. Classics Department, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • Late Roman marriage and family relationships;
  • displaying family feeling - Ausonius on his kin;
  • alternative households - asceticism and family;
  • males and females following ascetic lifestyle - rejection of marriage and development of new styles of household;
  • wives and concubines – Augustine treatises on marital life;
  • Eucharisticon (“Hymn of Thanksgiving”);
  • family feeling at the end of antiquity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Displaying Family Feeling: Ausonius on His Kin

  • Alternative Households: Asceticism and the Family

  • Wives and Concubines: Augustine and Marital Life

  • Epilogue: Family Feeling at the End of Antiquity

  • Bibliographical Note