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Author Smith, Christopher John, 1965-

Title The Roman clan : the gens from ancient ideology to modern anthropology / C.J. Smith
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006


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Description xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The W.B. Stanford memorial lectures
W.B. Stanford memorial lectures.
Contents 1. The ancient evidence -- 2. Modern interpretations -- 3. The gens in the mirror : Roman gens and Attic genos -- 4. Archaeology and the gens -- 5. The Roman community -- 6. The Roman curiae -- 7. The patricians and the land -- 8. The patriciate -- 9. Warfare in the regal and early republican periods -- 10. Explaining the gens -- 11. Roman history and the modern world -- App. 1. Dionysius of Halicarnassus on the Roman curiae and religion -- App. 2. The missing curiae
Summary "The gens, a key social formation in archaic Rome, has given rise to much controversy in modern scholarship. In this comprehensive exploration of the subject, Professor Smith examines the mismatch between the ancient evidence and modern interpretative models influenced by social anthropology and political theory. He offers a detailed comparison of the gens with the Attic genos and illustrates, for the first time, how recent changes in the way we understand the genos may impact upon our understanding of Roman history."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-383) and indexes
Subject Families -- Rome -- History.
LC no. 2006296964
ISBN 0521856922 (hbk.)