Women and the Family in Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient European History

by Dr Richard Hawley, 11th August 2015

Family Life

In this podcast Dr Richard Hawley of Royal Holloway, University of London, looks at women and the family in Ancient Greece and Rome.

1. Greek philosophers thoughts on household management.
2. The 'ideal' marriage and family. The fear of illegitimacy.
3. Gradual evolution of ideas about marriage. The 'ideal' partnership.
4. Relations between parents and children.
5. Sisters and brothers.


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