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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 1 online resource (xiii, 393 pages) : illustrations
Series The W.B. Stanford memorial lectures
W.B. Stanford memorial lectures.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations; General introduction; Part I: The evidence for the gens; Chapter 1: The ancient evidence; Chapter 2: Modern interpretations; Chapter 3: The gens in the mirror: Roman gens and Attic genos; Chapter 4: Archaeology and the gens; Part I: Conclusion; Part II: Towards an interpretation of the gens; Chapter 5: The Roman community; Chapter 6: The Roman curiae; Chapter 7: The patricians and the land; Chapter 8: The patriciate; Chapter 9: Warfare in the regal and early Republican periods
Summary The gens was a key social formation in archaic Rome, yet our understanding of it has been blurred by the myths which it has attracted. The book reconsiders the evidence and compares the ancient sources and modern interpretative models in order to present a new explanation of this important phenomenon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-383) and indexes
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Subject Families -- Rome.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511160526
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0511482922 (ebook)
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